By Adrian Boas
Including formerly unpublished and little recognized fabric, this state of the art booklet provides an in depth dialogue of the archaeological facts of the 5 army orders within the Latin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 on the subject of their a number of undertakings (such as hospitals in Jerusalem and Acre) Adrian Boas locations emphasis at the value of the army Orders within the improvement of army structure within the heart a while. the 3 significant sections of the e-book include chapters in relation to the city quarters of the Orders in Jerusalem, Acre and different towns, their a variety of rural possessions, and the tens of castles equipped or bought and elevated within the 12th and 13th centuries.
A hugely illustrated and particular learn, this accomplished quantity should be a necessary learn for any archaeology scholar or student of this era.
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His surcoat was black with a red cross on the front and the back and his mantle was black or brown. 63 Contemporary sources The archive of the Order of the Hospitallers of St John is an invaluable source of information on the possessions of the Order. The Cartulaire général de l’ordre des Hospitaliers de St. Jean de Jérusalem, which was published by Joseph Delaville Le Roulx in four volumes from 1894 to 1906, is a mine of information on the possessions of the Hospitaller Order. 64 This is a collection of works beginning with the Rule of Raymond du Puy (1120–60), to which a series of compilations of statutes, judgements and customs were added by the subsequent Masters of the Order throughout the later twelfth century and the entire thirteenth century and into the early fourteenth.
Kitchener. 71 These works are still useful, although the descriptions are often out of date and many sites that received only minor mention or no mention at all have been surveyed or excavated in more recent times. 72 Subsequent sporadic work carried out over the years in this area has rarely been published. In 1926 a brief season of excavations was carried out by a team from the Metropolitan Museum of New York at the Teutonic castle of Montfort. 74 From 1927 to 1929 Paul Deschamps began to clear the village houses that had been built within the castle of Crac des Chevaliers in Syria, and in 1932/33 he headed a team that carried out restoration and conservation of the site.
The Hospitallers possessed property in Jerusalem and Acre long before they became a Military Order,1 and the Order of St Lazarus had a leper hospital outside the northern wall of the Holy City. The Templars were established as a Military Order in Jerusalem with property on the Temple Mount and later acquired Quarters in Acre and possessions in other towns. The Teutonic Knights and the Knights of St Thomas of Acre, both Orders that were founded in Acre after the fall of Jerusalem in 1187, had their headquarters in the city.