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Medical Works of the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, Hume, Professor Edgar Erskine
1 Hume, Professor Edgar Erskine Medical Works of the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem
Baltimore The Johns Hopkins University Press 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles on spine, corners a little bumped. Previous owner's stamp and written name on front free end paper. Light foxing on page fore edges and first few pages, light shelf soil bottom page edges. ; A tight solid book, gilt titles on spine. B&W illustrations throughout, hinges intact. Tissue guard still on frontispiece. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.84 X 7.87 X 0.59 inches; 371 pages; "The Hospitallers arose, in the early 12th century, at the time of the great monastic reformation, as a group of individuals associated with an Amalfitan hospital in the Muristan district of Jerusalem, dedicated to John the Baptist and founded around 1023 by Gerard Thom to provide care for sick, poor or injured pilgrims coming to the Holy Land.... After the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, the organisation became a religious and military order under its own Papal charter, charged with the care and defence of the Holy Land. Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the knights operated from Rhodes, over which they were sovereign, and later from Malta, where they administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily." (Wikipedia) Despite their stated goals they were the subject of much controversy during the Crusades and medieval era. 
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