Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Militia Sancti Sepulcri: Idea E Isituzioni. Atti del Colloquio Internazionale Tenuto Presso la Pontificia Universita del Laterano, 10-12 Aprile 1996

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Militia Sancti Sepulcri: Idea E Isituzioni. Atti del Colloquio Internazionale Tenuto Presso la Pontificia Universita del Laterano, 10-12 Aprile 1996

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Militia Sancti Sepulcri: Idea e istituzioni. Atti del Colloquio Internazionale tenuto presso la Pontificia Universita del Laterano, 10-12 aprile 1996. Edited by Kaspar Elm and Cosimo Damiano Fonseca. [Hierosolimitana: Acta et Monumenta.] (Vatican City: Grand Magisterium of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. 1998. Pp. 521. Lire 60,000 paperback.)

This volume is derived from papers given at a conference on the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre held at the Pontifical Lateran University in 1996. In addition to introductory and concluding remarks, the volume contains seventeen essays, six communications, and three brief notes. Thirteen of the chapters are written in Italian, seven in German, three in French, and three in English. Brief abstracts in English or Italian are given at the beginning of each chapter. The subjects of the chapters are varied, but all are related in some way to the Roman Catholic presence in Jerusalem. Chronologically, the chapters range from the eleventh to twentieth centuries. Although the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre were given papal sanction only in 1868, they were traditionally held to be direct descendants of the military orders established in the Holy Land during the Crusades. …

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