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Nobility, faith and masculinity : the Hospitaller knights of Malta, c.1580-c.1700

Author: Emanuel Buttigieg
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Continuum, 2011.
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This is an important study of elite European noblemen who joined the Order of Malta. The Order functioning in parallel with the convents that absorbed the surplus daughters of the nobility provided a highly respectable outlet for sons not earmarked for marriage. The process of becoming a Hospitaller was a semi-structured one, involving clear-cut (if flexible) social and financial requirements on the part of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nobility, Faith and Masculinity in the Order of Malta, C.1580-c.1700.
Continuum Intl Pub Group 2011
(OCoLC)648934484
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emanuel Buttigieg
ISBN: 9781441102430 1441102434
OCLC Number: 743128621
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 317 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; A Note on Currency; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 Becoming a Hospitaller; Chapter 2 Hospitaller Ranks: Hierarchy, Patriarchy and Age; Chapter 3 Religious Identity, Beliefs and Practices; Chapter 4 The Body, Chastity and Sexuality; Chapter 5 Violence and Punishments; Conclusion Towards a Cultural History of the Order of Malta; Epilogue; Glossary; Appendix Popes, Grand Masters, Bishops and Inquisitors, c. 1580-c. 1700; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Emanuel Buttigieg.

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