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By Adrian Boas

ISBN-10: 0415487234

ISBN-13: 9780415487238

Including formerly unpublished and little recognized fabric, this state-of-the-art booklet offers an in depth dialogue of the archaeological facts of the 5 army orders within the Latin East:
* the Hospitallers
* the Templars
* the Teutonic Knights
* the Leper Knights of St Lazarus 
* the Knights of St Thomas.

Discussing intimately the designated structure when it comes to their quite a few undertakings (such as hospitals in Jerusalem and Acre) Adrian Boas locations emphasis at the significance of the army Orders within the improvement of army structure within the center a long time. the 3 central sections of the publication encompass chapters when it comes to the city quarters of the Orders in Jerusalem, Acre and different towns, their a number of rural possessions, and the tens of castles outfitted or bought and improved within the 12th and 13th centuries.

A hugely illustrated and unique learn, this complete quantity might be a vital learn for any archaeology pupil or student of this era.

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8 As organisations concerned with welfare, the Hospital of St John and the other hospitaller orders carried out the important task of providing care for the needy and the ill. They set up hospitals and hospices which could house hundreds of people. The Hospital of St John in Jerusalem provided medical care, though this was limited by the abilities of the medieval doctor. The Orders, however, did not have a monopoly on hospitals; most monastic establishments had an infirmary and there were also privately established hospitals.

E. near where it joined the porch of the mosque) and six embrasures, inwardly splayed with slightly pointed arches. 37 The middle vault was 37 metres long and 7 metres wide internally. It had two windows in the south wall and three in the north wall between it and the northern vault. 5 metres wide) led into the northern vault opposite the latter’s north door. The small southern 24 T H E U R B A N Q U A RT E R S O F T H E T E M P L A R S vault was only c. 2 metres long and c. 3 metres wide. These vaults were constructed from a combination of well-cut, smoothly tooled ashlars (several of which had masons’ marks) for the piers, window and door frames, and roughly shaped fieldstone for the walls.

As a result of their experience and extensive connections, the Military Orders came to play an important role as advisers in matters of state and in the strategic and tactical planning of battles. 6 Naturally enough this activity also extended into local urban politics, in which they became both active participants and intermediaries in disputes between different factions in the Crusader cities. In the War of St Sabas, a violent conflict which broke out between the Italian communes in Acre in the mid-thirteenth century, the two major Orders took opposite sides, the Hospitallers supporting the Genoese camp while the Templars sided with the Venetians and Pisans.

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