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Title: The military monastic orders in the Holy Land : some historical-sociological considerations
Authors: Cassar, George
Keywords: Knights of Malta -- History
Order of St John -- History
Military religious orders -- History
Mediterranean Region -- History
Mediterranean Region -- History, Military
Battles -- Mediterranean Region -- History
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Journal of the Monastic Military Orders
Citation: Cassar, G. (2009). The military monastic orders in the Holy Land : some historical-sociological considerations. Journal of the Monastic Military Orders, 2, 107-114
Abstract: While it may sound quite bizarre by modern-day logic to visualise a Catholic monk dressed in full armour, wielding a sword or a mace, in the fray of battle, fighting ferociously to the end; this was no extraordinary occurrence in the life of medieval society. Indeed it was quite a common concept for persons of noble blood to create monastic orders whose raison d'etre was to pray, but no less, to fight, in defence of their religious convictions.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/90257
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