First Aid Volume 2-11

First Aid Volume 2-11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and whose sails whitened the eastern seas, petitioned for and obtained permission from the Califf of Egypt to establish a hospital in Jerusalem for the use of the poor and sick pilgrims. The hospital prospered even beyond the hopes of its founders. The sick and suffering flocked to it for aid. The wealthy and noble of Europe sent gifts and offerings and the less wealthy gave their willing help. It was known as the Amalfi Hospital of St. John. Its rapid increase made organization necessary; and it became "The Order of St. John of Jerusalem," everywhere known by that name at the present day. Naturally in those feudal times it became an order of Knighthood, and it were difficult to find a history more replete with interest, sentiment, and lofty purpose combined, than shown in the labors and lives of those brave, gallant devotees in the vicissitudes of the centuries that intervened. The history of the Crusades was theirs. The Hospitaler Knights became the almoners of Europe. You will pardon me, I think, if I quote a few sentences from a noted historian whose descriptions I could not improve. He says, "The Hospitalers were finally driven from Jerusalem by the Turks, and it was in consequence of this, and in self defense, that the fraternity developed into a band of soldier monks and wandering physicians. The Crusades followed, ending in the capture of Jerusalem in 1099. By this time the Hospitalers had become the 'Knights of St. John, ' whose ranks were recruited by soldierly monks and laymen from among the Crusaders, and the white Cross banner floated over many a hard fought field of battle. From Jerusalem the Order removed to Acre about the year 1i87. Here again overpowered by the Turks they were driven to take refuge...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803752
  • 9781236803757