Knight Hospitaller (2): 1306-1565 by David Nicolle, Christa Hook |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Knight Hospitaller (2): 1306-1565

Knight Hospitaller (2): 1306-1565

by David Nicolle, Christa Hook
     
 

Having campaigned on land during their early existence, the Hospitallers fought mainly at sea from the turn of the 14th century. The emphasis was now on small-scale operations, rather than the crusading invasion that had so often come to grief. Having conquered Rhodes, the Order fortified it and transferred there in 1309. A period of on-off warfare with the

Overview


Having campaigned on land during their early existence, the Hospitallers fought mainly at sea from the turn of the 14th century. The emphasis was now on small-scale operations, rather than the crusading invasion that had so often come to grief. Having conquered Rhodes, the Order fortified it and transferred there in 1309. A period of on-off warfare with the Mamluks became full-blown conflict with the Ottomans, who captured Rhodes in 1522, forcing the Hospitallers to transfer to Malta. This book, the second of two, takes a close look at the men who lived and died for the Hospitaller cause in this key period, and the political and economic role that the Order played within the Christian empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841762159
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Warrior Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author


David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC, including the overseas broadcasting Service, before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan. He now devotes himself to writing, and is a specialist in medieval arms and armour. He is also a frequent contributor to numerous specialist journals and international conferences.

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