[share_ebook] Teutonic Knight 1190 - 1561

Author: David Nicolle

Date: 2011-11-23

Pages: 64

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Category: Study

Posted on 2011-06-23, by sharebookfree.


Teutonic Knight 1190 - 1561

Teutonic Knight 1190 - 1561
David Nicolle | Osprey Publishing | 2011-11-23 | 64 pages | English | PDF

The Military Order of Teutonic Knights was one of the three most famous Crusading Orders; the others being the Templars and the Hospitallers. Like these two, the Teutonic Knights initially focused upon the preservation of the Crusader States in the Middle East. Wielding their swords in the name of their faith, the crusading knights set out to reclaim Jerusalem. Unlike the Templars they survived the crises of identity and purpose which followed the loss of the last Crusader mainland enclaves in the late thirteenth century and, like the Hospitallers, they managed to create a new purpose - and a new field of combat - for themselves. Whereas the Hospitallers focused their energies in the eastern Mediterranean battling against Muslim armies, the Teutonic Knights shifted their efforts to the Baltic, to the so-called Northern Crusades against pagan Prussians and Lithuanians and, to a lesser extent, against Orthodox Christian Russia. As a result the Order of Teutonic Knights became a significant power, not only in the Baltic but in north-central Europe as a whole. Paradoxically, however, it was their fellow Catholic Christian Polish neighbours who became their most dangerous foes, breaking the Order's power in the mid-fifteenth century. The Teutonic Knights lingered on in what are now Estonia and Latvia for another century, but this was little more than a feeble afterglow. This title will examine this fascinating military and religious order in detail, revealing the colourful history of the crusades within Europe itself which inexorably changed the future of the continent.



**** No Mirrors below, please! Follow Rules! ****

Sponsored High Speed Downloads
6621 dl's @ 2063 KB/s
Download Now [Full Version]
6761 dl's @ 3990 KB/s
Download Link 1 - Fast Download
9632 dl's @ 3199 KB/s
Download Mirror - Direct Download

Search More...
[share_ebook] Teutonic Knight 1190 - 1561

Search free ebooks in ebookee.com!

Related Archive Books

Archive Books related to "[share_ebook] Teutonic Knight 1190 - 1561":

Download this book

No active download links here?
Please check the description for download links if any or do a search to find alternative books.

Related Books


No comments for "[share_ebook] Teutonic Knight 1190 - 1561".

    Add Your Comments
    1. Download links and password may be in the description section, read description carefully!
    2. Do a search to find mirrors if no download links or dead links.
    Back to Top