This is the fifth collection of studies on the Hospitallers of Rhodes by Anthony Luttrell to appear in the Variorum Collected Studies Series. In these 24 studies the emphasis is on the 14th century, on the central Convent facing the Turks, on the hinterland in the Order's European priories and commanderies, and on their interaction and interdependence. Together, they constitute another important body of work on the history of the Hospitallers. Particular topics include the nature of the Hospital as a military-religious order; its historiography, iconography, religiosity and finances; relations with the papacy; women members; Eastern outposts at Bodrum, on Kos and in mainland Greece; and developments in Hungary, England, Catalunya, Rousillon, and various parts of Italy.
’… sa maÃ®trise incomparable des multiples fonds d'archives relatifs Ã l'HÃ´pital, ainsi que ses intuitions pionnières, continuent d'apporter une contribution décisive Ã la connaissance du monde un peu étrange des ordres militaires.’ Revue d’Histoire Ecclésiastique ’Taken together, the five volumes of his papers in the Variorum Series constitute a major contribution to the histories of military orders and the later crusades.’ English Historical Review
Contents: Preface; The military orders: some definitions; The military orders: further definitions; The Hospitallers' early written records; Préface in A. Calvet, Les Legendes de l'HÃ´pital de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem; The Hospitallers and the Papacy: 1305-1314; The Hospitallers and their Florentine bankers: 1306-1346; The finances of the Commander in the Hospital after 1306; Cos after 1306; English contributions to the Hospitaller castle at Bodrum in Turkey: 1407-1437; Earthquakes in the Dodecanese: 1303-1513; Gli Ospedalieri a Genove dall'Inchiesta papale del 1373; Gli Ospedalieri nell'Italia settentrionale dopo il 1312; Gli Ospedalieri a Siena dopo il 1312; Le origini della precettoria capitolare di Santo Stefano di Monopoli; Change and conflict within the Hospitaller province of Italy after 1291; The contribution to Rhodes of the Hospitaller Priory of Venice: 1410-1415; Iconography and historiography: the Italian Hospitallers before 1530; The Island of Rhodes and the Hospitallers of Catalunya in the 14th century; The Hospitaller commanderies in Rousillon: 1373; The Hospitallers in Hungary before 1418: problems and sources; The Hospitaller commandery of the Morea: 1366; Margarida d'Erill Hospitaller of Alguaire: 1415-1456; A Hospitaller soror at Rhodes,1347; L'oeuvre religieuse des Hospitaliers Ã Rhodes: 1309-1439; Aggenda and corrigenda; Index of persons and places.
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