Author: Bertrand Galimard FlavignyISBN: 978-954-320-096-2
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Price: 14.00 lv
The French journalist, writer, and critic Bertrand Gallimard Flavini presents the first comprehensive study of the famous order of the Knights Hospitallers, the order of St. John of Jerusalem. It was founded by crusaders in Palestine in the early 12th century. The history of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is an inseparable part of the complex history of the religious, political and cultural development of Europe. In the nine centuries of its existence the order has gone through periods of military and political might, of decline and loss of influence, and it lives again today, not through the luster of arms but by the self-sacrifice of its charitable activities. Its knights can be seen wherever grave natural disasters have struck and people are suffering. In all parts of the world the order has funded the creation of centres for sheltering invalids, autists, people with Alzheimer disease, maternity wards, and schools for nurses... Today there are eleven thousand knights devoted to this humane activity, which is the only meaning the presence of such an order can have in the modern world.
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