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The Military Religious Orders of the Middle Ages: the Hospitallers, the Templars, the Teutonic Knights, and Others. With an Appendix of Other Orders of Knighthood: Legendary, Honorary, and Modern.

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Knights Templar and Hospitaller


Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, and Pott, Young & Co., New York, 1879. pp. [xxiv] + 360 (+ advts.) The “Home Library” edition.

The Introduction begins with the origins of Chivalry, and, interestingly enough for the time, includes a comment on the ‘improvement of Woman’s social position’! Part I is an extensive history and description of the Knights Hospitallers (Knights of St. John of Jerusalem); Part II covers the Knight’s Templars; and Part III the Teutonic Knights. These are followed by two smaller sections dealing with ‘Portuguese and Spanish Orders’ and ‘English Orders’. The study closes with a lengthy Appendix listing and describing the Orders as described in the title. Despite some missionary zeal, mostly implied, the work has merit as a serious and detailed discussion.

Condition: Small octavo with gilt titles; paneled floral motif, black in blind, on front boards and spine. There is a small (3/4”) gouge near the base of the spine just below author’s name and well below the title. The binding is tight and firm, though two small areas of separation starting at the rear hinge; a previous owner has affixed a typed note of 3 lines to the front paste-down advising that the book is not to be ‘taken from the library’. A sound, Very Good + copy overall.

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