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The Monks of War by Desmond Seward

The Monks of War

The Monks of War by Desmond Seward
Mar 01, 1996 | 416 Pages
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    Mar 01, 1996 | 416 Pages

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“Undeniably the work of someone who knows and accepts the standards of critical history, but … who sees the past also as an epic or a colourful spectacle”
—Professor David Knowles in The Times Literary Supplement

“His scholarship is great, his theme both interesting and largely unexplored and his judgment sound”

“The book is excellent and firmly based on the primary sources of which Seward has a remarkable grasp.”
New Society

“Compulsive reading, attractively written, and retaining one’s fascinated interest throughout”
Catholic Herald

Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps

I. Introduction
1. The Monks of War

II. Latin Syria 1099-1291
2. The birth of a new vocation
3. The bulwark of Jerusalem
4. Armageddon

III. The Crusade on the Baltic 1200-1560
5. The Crusade on the Baltic
6. The Ordensland: an army with a country
7. The Crusaders without a cause

IV. The Reconquista 1158-1493
8. The Reconquista
9. The Great Advance
10. Kings and Masters
11. Triumph and Nemesis

V. Readjustment 1291-1522
12. Readjustment and the Templar dissolution
13. Rhodes and the Sea Knights
14. The Three Sieges

VI. The Last Crusade 1523-1571
15. The battle for the Mediterranean

VII. Baroque Paladins 1571-1789
16. Baroque Paladins

VIII. Survival—Against All Odds 1789-1995
17. Survival—Against All Odds

Appendices: Orders of St. John in the Modern World

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