The Hospitallers and the Holy Land: Financing the Latin East, 1187-1274

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Boydell Press, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 190 pages
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The Order of the Hospital of St John was among the most creative and important institutions of the Middle Ages, its history provoking much debate and controversy. However, there has been very little study of the way in which it operated as an organisation contributing to the survival of the Christian settlement in the East, a gap which this book addresses. It focuses on the impact of the various crises in the East upon the Order, looking at how it reacted to events, the contributions that western priories played in the rehabilitation of the East, and the various efforts made to restore its economic and military strength. In particular, the author shows the key role played by the papacy, both in the Order's recovery, and in determining the fate of the crusader states. Overall, it offers a whole new perspective on the connections between East and West.JUDITH BRONSTEIN gained her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Hospitallers in the Holy Land 11871274
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The French Priories
64
The Popes the Hospitallers and Crises in the Holy Land
103
Members of the Order Serving in the Latin East and in the French
133
Conclusion
140
List of Members of the Order Serving in the Latin East
146
Bibliography
167
Index
183
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Judith Bronstein is a Lecturer for the department for the History of the Land of Israel, University of Haifa, Israel.

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