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The Military Religious Orders: History, Sources, and Memory


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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 e-mail one of the general editors. We will then be able to send you more detailed information about the proposal submission process.

General Editors

Editorial board

  • Adrian Boas (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • Emanuel Buttigieg (University of Malta, Malta)
  • Paul Crawford (California University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Daniel Gullo (Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA)
  • Philippe Josserand (Université de Nantes, France)
  • Juhan Kreem (Tallinna Linnarchiiv, Tallinn, Estonia)
  • Helen Nicholson (Cardiff University, Wales, UK)
  • Jürgen Sarnowsky (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
  • Kristjan Toomaspoeg (Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy)

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The Templars The Rise, Fall, and Legacy of a Military Religious Order

The Templars: The Rise, Fall, and Legacy of a Military Religious Order

1st Edition

Edited By Jochen Burgtorf, Shlomo Lotan, Enric Mallorquí-Ruscalleda
April 22, 2021

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: ...

Houses and Domestic Space in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Hospitaller Malta

Houses and Domestic Space in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Hospitaller Malta

1st Edition

By George A. Said-Zammit
December 30, 2020

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...

Medieval Authorship and Cultural Exchange in the Late Fifteenth Century The Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order

Medieval Authorship and Cultural Exchange in the Late Fifteenth Century: The Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order

1st Edition

By Rombert Stapel
December 29, 2020

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 ...

Documents Concerning Central Europe from the Hospital’s Rhodian Archives, 1314–1428

Documents Concerning Central Europe from the Hospital’s Rhodian Archives, 1314–1428

1st Edition

Edited By Karl Borchardt
November 30, 2020

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. ...

Donations to the Knights Hospitaller in Britain and Ireland, 1291-1400

Donations to the Knights Hospitaller in Britain and Ireland, 1291-1400

1st Edition

By Rory MacLellan
November 30, 2020

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 ...

The Templars, the Hospitallers and the Crusades Essays in Homage to Alan J. Forey

The Templars, the Hospitallers and the Crusades: Essays in Homage to Alan J. Forey

1st Edition

Edited By Helen J. Nicholson, Jochen Burgtorf
June 08, 2020

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 ...

The Countryside Of Hospitaller Rhodes 1306-1423 Original Texts And English Summaries

The Countryside Of Hospitaller Rhodes 1306-1423: Original Texts And English Summaries

1st Edition

By Anthony Luttrell, Greg O'Malley
March 11, 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 ...

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