The Templars, the Hospitallers and the Crusades: Essays in Homage to Alan J. Forey, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Templars, the Hospitallers and the Crusades

Essays in Homage to Alan J. Forey, 1st Edition

Edited by Helen J. Nicholson, Jochen Burgtorf


296 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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This book is homage to the work of a scholar who has substantially advanced scholarship on 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 Templars in the Corona de Aragón, and a wide-ranging survey of the military religious orders from the twelfth to the early fourteenth centuries. His archival research has been especially significant in opening up the history of the military orders in the Iberian Peninsula. This volume comprises an appreciation of Forey’s work and a range of research that has been inspired by his scholarship or develops themes that run through his work. Articles reflect Forey’s detailed research into and analysis of primary sources, as well as his work on the military orders, the crusades, the eastern Mediterranean and the trial of the Templars. Further papers move beyond the geographical and chronological bounds of Forey’s research, while still exploring his themes of the military religious orders’ relations with the Church and State.

Table of Contents


Part One: The Iberian Peninsula, Archives, and Documents

1. The Iberian Military-Religious Orders in the Earliest Papal Registers of Supplications, 1342–1362

Karl Borchardt

2. Pelayo Pérez Correa and the International Ambitions of the Order of Santiago

Elena Bellomo

3. The Identity of Hospitallers in the Crown of Aragon and Economics (XIIth–XIIIth Centuries)

Maria Bonet Donato

4. Hospitallers, Templars, and the Papacy in the Twelfth Century: The Issue of Historical Agency

Jochen Burgtorf

Part Two: The Eastern Mediterranean

5. Descriptions of Fighting, Captivity and Ransom in the Writings of Robert of Nantes, Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the Mid-Thirteenth Century

Shlomo Lotan

6. Continuing the Continuation: Eracles 1248–1277

Peter Edbury

7. Some Observations on Hospitaller Agricultural Activities in the Latin East prior to the Fall of Acre in 1291

Judith Bronstein

8. Sergeants in the Rule of the Templars

Luis García-Guijarro Ramos

9. Shared Worship at Filerimos on Hospitaller Rhodes: 1306–1421

Anthony Luttrell

Part Three: The Trial of the Templars

10. The Beard and the Habit in the Templars’ Trial: Membership, Rupture, Resistance

Alain Demurger

11. The Templar Order in Public and Cultural Debate in France during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Philippe Josserand

Part Four: Beyond Forey’s foundations: the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries

12. Cooking the Books: The Report of Philip de Thame and Financial Crisis in Fourteenth Century Britain

Christie Majoros

13. Military Order Castles in the Holy Land and Prussia: A Case for Cultural History

Gregory Leighton

14. A Crusade against the Poles? Johannes Falkenberg’s ‘Satira’ (1412)

Norman Housley

15. Die welt ist kranck. The Teutonic Order and the Prussian Union at the Court of Frederick III (1452/53)

Jürgen Sarnowsky

16. What the Hospitaller said to the Bishop

Helen J. Nicholson

About the Editors

Helen J. Nicholson is Professor of Medieval History at Cardiff University, UK. She has published extensively on the military orders, crusades and various related subjects, including an edition of the Templar trial proceedings in Britain and Ireland. She is currently studying the inventory and estate accounts from the Templars’ estates in England and Wales during the years 1308–1313, and is also writing a history of Queen Sybil of Jerusalem (1186–90).

Jochen Burgtorf is Professor of World History at California State University, Fullerton, US. His work encompasses the crusades, military orders, papacy, refugees, law, the Vikings, and world history. His publications include The Central Convent of Hospitallers and Templars (2008), as well as numerous articles in academic collections and journals.

About the Series

The Military Religious Orders

History, Sources, and Memory

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General