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The Hospitallers of Rhodes and their Mediterranean World

1st Edition

By Anthony Luttrell


336 pages

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The studies in the present volume, on the history of the Order of the Hospital between 1306 and 1522, are not only concerned with the part it played in the defence of the Latin Levant, but also with its role in Western society. The first articles deal with the settlement of Rhodes, the conflicts with the Turks, and with the Hospitallers’ participation in crusading expeditions. As important, however, is the question of how they managed to support their military achievements. Drawing on the results of many years’ research into the archives of the Hospital, both in Malta and in the provincial archives, Dr Luttrell examines their administration of the Rhodian islands and details some of the resources they drew from elsewhere, notably the West, whether in terms of recruitment, money raising or the exploitation of their estates. Particular attention is given to the Hospitaller properties in Italy and Spain, and to the nature of Hospitaller life in these western priories and commanderies. Les études regroupées dans le présent volume, qui traitent de l’histoire de l’Ordre de l’Hôpital entre 1306 et 1522, ne s’attachent pas seulement au rôle joué par celui-ci dans la défense du Levant latin, mais aussi à son rôle dans la société occidentale. Les premiers articles s’intéressent à la colonisation de Rhodes, aux conflits avec les Turcs et à la participation des membres de l’Ordre aux expéditions croisées. La question de savoir comment ils parvinrent à financer leurs exploits militaires reste toutefois importante; s’appuyant sur les résultats obtenus après de nombreuses années de recherches dans les archives de l’Hôpital, à Malte et en province, le Dr Luttrell examine leur administration des îles rhodiennes et fait un compte-rendu qu’ils tirèrent d’ailleurs, notamment de l’Ouest, que ce soit en terme de recrutement, de collecte de fonds ou d’exploitation de leurs terres. Une attention plus particulière est portée sur

Table of Contents

Contents: Templari e Ospitalieri in Italia; The Hospitallers of Rhodes confront the Turks, 1306-1421; Gli Ospitalieri e l’eredità dei Templari; Notes on Foulques de Villaret, Master of the Hospital, 1305-1319; Settlement on Rhodes, 1306-1366; The 14th-century Capitula Rodi; Lindos and the defence of Rhodes, 1306-1522; Appunti sulle Compagnie Navarresi in Grecia, 1376-1404; The Hospitallers in Cyprus, 1310-1378; Rhodes and Jerusalem, 1291-1411; Le schisme dans les prieurés de l’Hôpital en Catalunya et Aragon; Les exploitations rurales des Hospitaliers en Italie au XIVe siècle; The Hospitallers around Narni and Terni,1333-1373; The Hospitallers of Rhodes at Treviso, 1373; Hospitaller life in Aragon, 1319-1370; Las Ordenes militares en la sociedad hispánica” los Hospitalarios aragoneses, 1340-1360; Juan Fernández de Heredia and education in Aragón, 1349-1369; The Rhodian background of the order of St John on Malta; The military and naval organisation of the Hospitallers at Rhodes, 1310-1444; Corrigenda et addenda; Index.

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