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Military Orders Between Territorialization and Periphery from the 12th to the 16th Century: A comparative perspective on Portugal and Denmark
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6437-9203
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of History, ISSN 0346-8755, E-ISSN 1502-7716, Vol. 41, no 2, 141-159 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Military orders have historically played a key role in defining borders, both in a mental sense, by favouring an awareness of alterity in the most peripheral territories (Christians against Muslims and Christians against Pagans), and also in more direct ways, as owners of land in these territories. This article1 discusses both the influence, in the broadest sense, of territory and periphery upon the medieval military orders, and the relationship between the crown and the military orders. It will be done through a comparative historical analysis of two cases: Portugal and Denmark in the 12th–16th centuries. Both countries were placed at the periphery of the Western world in the Middle Ages, and they were both active agents in the Crusading movement.

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2016. Vol. 41, no 2, 141-159 p.
Keyword [en]
military orders, Portugal, Denmark, Crusades, territorialization, Hospitallers, medieval history, military history
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History and Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-128376DOI: 10.1080/03468755.2016.1155864ISI: 000373474600001OAI: diva2:914545
ESF project EuroCORECODE OP-014: CURE
European Science Foundation (ESF)
Available from: 2016-03-24 Created: 2016-03-24 Last updated: 2016-05-09Bibliographically approved

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