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By Mathias Piana,Christer Carlsson

ISBN-10: 1472420535

ISBN-13: 9781472420534

As elite groups in medieval societies the army Orders have been pushed by way of the ambition to advance equipped environments that fulfilled monastic wishes in addition to army requisites and, additionally, residential and representational reasons. turning out to be affluence and a global orientation supplied a variety of improvement capability. That this strength was once in truth exploited might be exemplified through the complex fortifications erected via Templars and Hospitallers within the Levant. even supposing the background of the army Orders has been the topic of study for a very long time, their fabric legacy has attracted much less awareness. in recent times, despite the fact that, an enormous variety of issues about the Orders’ development actions has develop into the thing of research, essentially with assistance from archaeology. They contain the alternative of web sites and development fabrics, provision and garage of foodstuff and water, points of the way of life, the layout and format of commanderies, church buildings and fortifications, their spatial association, and the position those structures performed of their environmental context. This quantity includes ten articles discussing the archaeology and structure of constructions erected by way of the 3 significant army Orders in several nation-states. They conceal such a lot international locations of Western Europe and contain a couple of very important fortifications within the Levant. those experiences holiday new flooring within the research of the equipped textile of the army Orders. Written by means of famous foreign students this book is a vital contribution to trendy study on those associations, which, of their organization of monasticism and knighthood, have been so ordinary for the center Ages.

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