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Author Burgtorf, Jochen.

Title The central convent of Hospitallers and Templars : history, organization, and personnel (1099/1120-1310) / by Jochen Burgtorf
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 761 pages) : maps
Series History of warfare, 1385-7827 ; v. 50
History of warfare ; v. 50
Contents Maps; Preface; Abbreviations; List of Tables; Introduction; PART ONE HISTORY; Chapter One Jerusalem (1099/1120-1187/91); Chapter Two Acre (1191-1291); Chapter Three Cyprus (1291-1310); PART TWO ORGANIZATION; Chapter Four Hierarchies; Chapter Five Functions; Chapter Six Collectives; PART THREE PERSONNEL; Chapter Seven Careers; Chapter Eight Personalities; Chapter Nine Prosopography; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Persons; Index of Places; Index of Subjects
Summary From their humble beginnings in Jerusalem as a late eleventh-century hospital and an early twelfth-century pilgrim escort, Hospitallers and Templars evolved into international military religious orders, engaged in numerous charitable, economic, and military pursuits. At the heart of each of these communities, and in many ways a mirror of their growth and adaptability, was a central convent led by several high officials and headquartered first in Jerusalem (to 1187), then in Acre (1191-1291), and then on Cyprus (since 1291), from where the Hospitallers conquered Rhodes (1306-1310), and where fate in the form of a heresy trial caught up with the Templars. The history, organization, and personnel of these two central convents to 1310 are the subject of this comparative study
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 713-741) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Templars.
Crusades -- History, Military.
Crusades -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047442644 (electronic bk.)
9789047442646 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Central convent of Hospitalers and Templars