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A History of the Knights of Malta
Or, The Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - European History

  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108066228

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  • At the close of the Napoleonic Wars, Malta officially became part of the British Empire in 1814. As the British presence there increased, so too did public interest in the island's history, particularly the military religious order of the Knights Hospitaller. In 1858, the army officer Whitworth Porter (1827–92) published this two-volume work, tracing the fortunes of the order since its establishment following the First Crusade. Incorporating details of the knights' social habits and customs into his narrative, Porter also provides supplementary material such as royal and papal documents in translation. Volume 1 focuses on the centuries of warfare between the order and the forces of Islam, from its beginnings in the Holy Land through to the second siege of Rhodes in 1522, when the knights were outnumbered and ultimately defeated by the attacking Ottoman armies.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108066228
    • length: 546 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Origin of chivalry
    2. Regulations for the establishment of the new order
    3. Date of the establishment of the order
    4. Expedition into Egypt
    5. Establishment of the hospital at Margat
    6. Reoccupation of Jerusalem by the Christians
    7. Establishment of the order in Cyprus
    8. Villaret establishes his order at Rhodes
    9. The three divisions of the order
    10. Election of Philibert de Naillac
    11. The family of D'Aubusson
    12. Restoration of the fortifications of Rhodes
    13. Election of Almeric Amboise
    14. The second siege of Rhodes
    Appendices 1-15.

  • Author

    Whitworth Porter

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