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    DescriptionThe Teutonic Knights were powerful and ferocious advocates of holy war. Their history is suffused with crusading, campaigning and struggle. Feared by their enemies but respected by medieval Christendom, the knights and their Order maintained a firm hold over the Baltic and northern Germany and established a formidable regime which flourished across Central Europe for 300 years.This major new book surveys the gripping history of the knights and their Order and relates their rise to power; their struggles against Prussian pagans; the series of wars against Poland and Lithuania; the clash with Alexander Nevsky's Russia; and the gradual stagnation of the order in the fourteenth century. The book is replete with dramatic episodes - such as the battle on frozen Lake Peipus in 1242, or the disaster of Tannenberg - but focuses primarily on the knights' struggle to maintain power, fend off incursions and raiding bands and to launch crusades against unbelieving foes. And it was the crusade which chiefly characterised and breathed life into this Holy Order.William Urban's narrative charts the rise and fall of the Order and, in an accessible and engaging style, throws light on a band of knights whose deeds and motives have long been misunderstood.


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    Title
    Teutonic Knights
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Urban William
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848326200
    ISBN 10: 1848326203
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25560
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: REL016000, HIS037020
    BIC subject category V2: HBWC, 1DFG, 3F
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 271.7914
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: CR4765 .U73 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHWR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    FRONTLINE BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley
    Review quote
    This is an excellent study of an important and often misunderstood military order. History of War