The Knights Hospitaller in the Levant, c.1070-1309

The Knights Hospitaller in the Levant, c.1070-1309

by J. Riley-Smith
     
 

A detailed study of this famed religious-military order, written by the world's pre-eminent Crusades historian, and focusing on the years between the First Crusade and the Knights' conquest of Malta.  See more details below

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A detailed study of this famed religious-military order, written by the world's pre-eminent Crusades historian, and focusing on the years between the First Crusade and the Knights' conquest of Malta.

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'I think this is an excellently clear book and results from an original vision of the subject; it will obviously be the new standard work'

- Dr Anthony Luttrell, Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Holloway College

'...impressive and substantial...' - Robert Irwin, Literary Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230290839
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

JONATHAN RILEY-SMITH'S first university post was in the Department of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. In 1972 he returned to the Faculty of History in the University of Cambridge before being appointed Professor of History at Royal Holloway College, University of London in 1978. From 1994 to 2005 he was Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History in Cambridge. He is a Knight of Justice of The Most Venerable Order of St John and a Knight Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He is the sole author of eleven books, including The Knights of St John in Jerusalem and Cyprus, c.1050-1310 (1967), The Feudal Nobility and the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1174-1277 (1973), What Were the Crusades? (1977, 4th edition 2009), The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading (1986), The Crusades: A History (1987, 2nd edition 2005), The First Crusaders, 1095-1131 (1997), The Crusades, Christianity and Islam (2008) and Templars and Hospitallers as Professed Religious in the Holy Land (2010).

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