Forty papers link the study of the military orders’ cultural life and output with their involvement in political and social conflicts during the medieval and early modern period. Divided into two volumes, focusing on the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe respectively, the collection brings together the most up-to-date research by experts from fifteen countries on a kaleidoscope of relevant themes and issues, thus offering a broad-ranging and at the same time very detailed study of the subject.
Introduction (Jonathan Riley-Smith)
- Nikolas Jaspert (University of Heidelberg), Military Orders at the frontier: Permeability and demarcation
- Philippe Josserand (University of Nantes), Frontier conflict, military cost and culture: The Master of Santiago and the Islamic border in mid-fourteenth century Spain
- Xavier Baecke (Ghent Univeristy), The symbolic power of spiritual knighthood: Discourse and context of the donation of Count Thierry d’Alsace to the Templar Order in county of Flanders
- Damien Carraz (University of Clermont-Ferrand), Pragmatic literacy, archival memory, and conflicts in Provence
- Karl Borchardt (MGH, Munich), Conflicts and codices: The example of Clm 4620, A collection about the Hospitallers
- Simon Phillips (University of Cyprus), Conflicts within the culture of the Hospitaller Order
- Nicole Hamonic (University of South Dakota), Founding and financing perpetual chantries at Clerkenwell Priory, 1242-1404
- Christie Majoros-Dunnahoe (University of Cardiff), Re-examining the function of the houses of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in England
- Anthony Delarue (Rome), The use of the double-traversed cross in the English priory of the Order of St John
- Helen Nicholson (University of Cardiff), The Templars’ estates in the west of Britain in the early fourteenth century
- Julia Baldo-Alcoz (University of Navarra), Defensive elements in the Templar and Hospitaller preceptories of the Priory of Navarre
- Luís Adão da Fonseca & Maria Cristina Pimenta (CEPESE), The Commandary of Noudar of the
"Noteworthy is the fact that certain articles apply new methodological approaches and interdisciplinary inspirations, which successfully allows the authors to formulate new theses and reach new results."
Anna Maleszka, Ordines Militares