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WAR 041 Knight Hospitaller (2) 1306–1565

WAR 041 Knight Hospitaller (2) 1306–1565
Autor: David Nicolle
Data publikacji: 2001-11-25
ISBN: 9781841762159
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 64
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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.

The knights get a new home · Chronology · Recruitment · Organisation, structure and finance · Motivation and morale · Costume, arms and armour · Strategy, tactics, training and naval warfare · Support services · Everyday life and culture · Fortification and sieges · The move to Malta · Collections and major related sites · Further reading · Glossary · Colour plate commentary · Index

Born in 1944, David Nicolle worked in the BBC’s Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years.

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