The military religious orders were initially established in the twelfth century to care for and protect western pilgrims in the Holy Land. They later helped to defend the crusader states, participated in the Iberian Reconquista, and eventually played a significant role in warfare, charity, commerce, colonization, and cross-cultural encounters in Europe, the Mediterranean World, and even the New World. The Military Religious Orders: History, Sources, and Memory stimulates research on this fascinating phenomenon.
The scope of this series is intentionally broad: book proposals are welcome on any aspect of the orders’ history, both medieval and modern. They may draw from a wide range of disciplines, and may consider any of the orders’ geographical zones of operation. We are happy to consider proposals for monographs, thematically coherent collections of articles, as well as critical editions and translations of primary sources (target length per volume 100,000 to 150,000 words).
If you would like to submit a proposal for this series, please email the General Editors: Jochen Burgtorf (California State University, Fullerton, USA): [email protected] and Nicholas Morton (Nottingham Trent University, UK): [email protected]
Editorial Board: Adrian Boas (University of Haifa, Israel) * Paul Crawford (California University of Pennsylvania, USA) * Daniel Gullo (Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, USA) * Philippe Josserand (Université de Nantes, France) * Juhan Kreem (Tallinna Linnarchiiv, Estonia) * Helen Nicholson (Cardiff University, UK) * Jürgen Sarnowsky (Universität Hamburg, Germany) * Kristjan Toomaspoeg (Università del Salento, Italy)
Incorporating The Hospitaller Sources Project. Associate Editor: Emanuel Buttigieg (University of Malta)
In association with The Langue of Italy Project. Scientific Committee: Giampiero Bagni (University of Bologna, Italy) * Federico Bulfone Gransinigh (University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy) * Valentina Burgassi (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France) * Chiara Cecalupo (Pontifico Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, Italy) * Vito Ricci (University of Bari, Italy) * Valeria Vanesio (University of Malta).
The Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order A History of the Crusades in the Holy Land, Prussia and Livonia (Edition and Translation)
By Rombert Stapel
August 25, 2023
The Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order (‘Croniken van der Duytscher Oirden’) is a late fifteenth century Middle Dutch text that strongly influenced early modern historiography in north-eastern Europe. In German scholarship the text is commonly known as the Jüngere Hochmeisterchronik (‘Younger ...
By Jochen Burgtorf, Shlomo Lotan, Enric Mallorquí-Ruscalleda
January 09, 2023
As the oldest of the military religious orders and the one with an unexpected and dramatic downfall, the knighthood of the Templars continues to fascinate academics and students as well as the public at large. A collection of fifteen chapters accompanied by a historical introduction, The Templars: ...
By George A. Said-Zammit
August 01, 2022
Houses and Domestic Space in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Hospitaller Malta is a study concerned with a wide spectrum of early modern dwellings in Malta, ranging from palazzi and affluent residences to peasant dwellings, troglodyte houses, and hovels. The multifaceted approach adopted in this...
By Rombert Stapel
August 01, 2022
Medieval Authorship and Cultural Exchange in the Late Fifteenth Century is a multidisciplinary study of late medieval authorship and the military orders, framed as a whodunit that uncovers the anonymous author of the ‘Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order’. Through a close analysis of the ...
By Simon Phillips
June 06, 2022
In 1522, the Ottomans attacked the island of Rhodes and, after a six-month siege, the Hospitallers surrendered on terms. The Knights Hospitaller had ruled Rhodes since 1309, and the Ottomans had attempted to capture the island 40 years before in 1480, but were defeated by the Knights. The ...
By Karl Borchardt
May 30, 2022
Documents Concerning Central Europe from the Hospital’s Rhodian Archives, 1314–1428 brings together over 450 texts concerning the Hospitallers during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. These texts are crucial sources for understanding the history of the Hospitallers between 1314 and 1428. ...
By Rory MacLellan
May 30, 2022
Donations to the Knights Hospitaller in Britain and Ireland, 1291-1400 is the first study of donations to the Knights Hospitaller throughout England and Ireland during the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The book demonstrates that patrons donated to both military and non-military orders ...
By Helen J. Nicholson, Jochen Burgtorf
February 01, 2022
This book pays homage to the work of a scholar who has substantially advanced knowledge and understanding of the medieval military-religious orders. Alan J. Forey has published over seventy meticulously researched articles on every aspect of the military-religious orders, two books on the ...
By Anthony Luttrell, Greg O'Malley
January 14, 2019
The Countryside of Hospitaller Rhodes 1306–1423 explores the main themes of settlement, population and defence of the countryside of Rhodes from 1306 to 1423, approximately halfway through the period of Hospitaller rule. Based largely on the Hospital’s Rhodian archive, this book is the scientific ...