The Teutonic Knights

Pluskowski, Aleksander

£16.95

An incisive introduction to the Teutonic Knights, from crusaders to powerful rulers.

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Publish Date: 29/07/2024
ISBN: 9781789148688 Category: Tag:

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A gripping account of the rise and fall of the last great medieval military order.
 
This book provides a concise and incisive introduction to the knights of the Teutonic Order, the last of the great military orders established in the twelfth century. The book traces the Order’s evolution from a crusader field hospital into a major territorial ruler in northeastern Europe. Notably, the knights constructed distinctive fortified convents, including their headquarters in Western Christendom’s largest castle. The narrative concludes with the Order’s fifteenth-century decline due to the combined effects of a devastating war with Poland-Lithuania and the Protestant Reformation. The result is an accessible overview of this pivotal corporation in European history.

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Weight 454 g
Dimensions 216 × 138 mm
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Hardback

Pages

224

Language

English

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General – Trade / Code: K