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The shield and the sword : the Knights of St. John

Author: Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2002.
Series: Classic military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Founded in a hospice on the road to Jerusalem, the order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem soon increased its power and wealth. The order's frequent clashes with the expanding power  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford
ISBN: 0141391103 9780141391106
OCLC Number: 48236876
Notes: Originally published: London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1972.
Description: 245 pages : illustrations, maps, [8] pages of plates ; 18 cm.
Contents: Crusaders --
The Order of St. John --
Crusaders in the East --
Eternal warfare --
The armoured men --
An end and a beginning --
Crusaders in exile --
An island home --
Rhodian spring --
Death to dragons --
The wind and the sea and the ships --
From fire comes fire --
Siege --
Peace and power --
By order of the Sultan --
The end of a dream --
'Two fine, large harbours' --
Knights and corsairs --
Opponents --
Attack --
The territory of the knights --
Aftermath and city --
Lepanto and Malto --
Seventeenth century --
More medical than military --
Decline ... --
... And fall --
A phoenix from the ashes --
Appendix I. The Order since the loss of Malta --
Appendix II. List of the Grand Masters of the Order --
Appendix III. A military glossary --
Appendix IV. Select bibliography.
Series Title: Classic military history.
Responsibility: Ernle Bradford.
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