Military order

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Related to Crusading orders: Military religious orders
(a) A command proceeding from a military superior.
An association of military persons under a bond of certain peculiar rules; especially, such an association of knights in the Middle Ages, or a body in modern times taking a similar form, membership of which confers some distinction.

See also: Military, Military

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Because, of all the Crusading orders of the High and Late Middle Ages contemporaneous with Dante or nearly so, the Templars led in three respects: they were the wealthiest, being leaders in European banking; the most persecuted, both by the Inquisition and by military factions; and they responded so deeply to gnostic religious-philosophical insights that titles like the King of Jerusalem and names like Bernard of Clairvaux are inseparable from their movement.
KNIGHTS OF JERUSALEM: THE CRUSADING ORDER OF HOSPITALLERS 1100-1565 provides a review of one of the more famous Crusading orders of medieval times.
The essays in this volume shed light on our very imperfect understanding of the internal history of the crusading orders, particularly within Europe.
95) offers unusual in-depth detail on one of the most famous Crusading Orders in history, which undertook campaigns in the Baltic against pagan Prussians and Christian Poles.
Malcolm Barber, an authority on crusading orders, concentrates on Languedoc, with only a sidelong glance at Italy and other areas.
However, after Acre had fallen in 1291 and the mass arrest of the Knights Templar had made even Italy unsafe for members of crusading orders, the grandmasters took up residence in Prussia.