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Leper Knights: The Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem in England, c.1150-1544 (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion) epub

by David Marcombe


Leper Knights: The Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem in England, c.1150-1544 (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion) epub

ISBN: 1843830671

ISBN13: 978-1843830672

Author: David Marcombe

Category: History

Subcategory: Europe

Language: English

Publisher: BOYE6 (April 1, 2004)

Pages: 342 pages

ePUB book: 1970 kb

FB2 book: 1555 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 315

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I found the prose to be a bit bland and wasn't as captivated as I get with other books

I found the prose to be a bit bland and wasn't as captivated as I get with other books. 3 people found this helpful.

One of the most unusual contributions to the crusading era was the idea of the leper knight - a response to the scourge of leprosy and the shortage of fighting men which beset the Latin kingdom in the twelfth century

One of the most unusual contributions to the crusading era was the idea of the leper knight - a response to the scourge of leprosy and the shortage of fighting men which beset the Latin kingdom in the twelfth century.

LATER MEDIEVAL ENGLAND possessed over 300 documented leper hospitals .

LATER MEDIEVAL ENGLAND possessed over 300 documented leper hospitals, representing around a quarter of all hospital foundations, but to date a sustained discussion of this archaeological material is lacking. The study of leprosy in the Middle Ages has been a vibrant field of scholarship in recent years – yet much still remains to be discovered about medieval lepers, leprosy and leprosaria.

Description: One of the most unusual contributions to the crusading era was the idea of the leper knight - a response to the scourge of leprosy and the shortage of fighting men which beset the Latin kingdom in the twelfth century

Description: One of the most unusual contributions to the crusading era was the idea of the leper knight - a response to the scourge of leprosy and the shortage of fighting men which beset the Latin kingdom in the twelfth century.

The Journal of Ecclesiastical History. Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, 2. Pp. xx+322 incl. 9 plans, 7 maps, 8 tables and 40 plates.

Keywords: Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, History of Religion, Medieval History, Military History. is of high scholarly calibre and I recommend it unreservedly. EAST MIDLAND HISTORIAN.

Studies in the History of Medieval Religion.

ISBN-13: 9781843830672, 978-1843830672. Read full description. Studies in the History of Medieval Religion. 16 Line Drawings, Black and White; 41 Illustrations, Black and White.

One of the most unusual contributions to the crusading era was the idea of the leper knight - a response to the scourge of leprosy and the shortage of fighting men which beset the Latin kingdom in the twelfth century. The Order of St Lazarus, which saw the idea become a reality, founded establishments across Western Europe to provide essential support for its hospitaller and military vocations. This book explores the important contribution of the English branch of the order, which by 1300 managed a considerable estate from its chief preceptory at Burton Lazars in Leicestershire. Time proved the English Lazarites to be both tough and tenacious, if not always preoccupied with the care of lepers: following the fall of Acre in 1291 they endured a period of bitter internal conflict, only to emerge reformed and reinvigorated in the fifteenth century. Though these late medieval knights were very different from their twelfth-century predecessors, some ideologies lingered on, though subtly readapted to the requirements of a new age, until the order was finally suppressed by Henry VIII in 1544. The modern refoundation of the order, a charitable institution, dates from 1962. The book uses both documentary and archaeological evidence to provide the first ever account of this little-understood crusading order. DAVID MARCOMBE is Director of the Centre for Local History, University of Nottingham.
Clearly a great deal of research went into this book. It is fascinating to read about these military orders, but overall it was pretty dry and I think the author missed some opportunities to discuss the changing attitudes regarding leprosy in England during the time of the order - he merely hinted at them swinging quite extremely from giving the afflicted almost Christ-like reverence for their suffering to the mistaken belief that the disease turned them into sexual deviants. That might have added interesting context.
A good purchase for any fan or follower of the lesser known Military Orders of the Crusades. This one goes through the life span of the Lazurus Order in England. I found the prose to be a bit bland and wasn't as captivated as I get with other books.
It is still worth the purchase for a complete library on the Military Orders and their "offshoots".