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Profile 5. The Military Orders in the Netherlands up to 1600

Fighting for the faith, caring for the sick, and praying for the soul of their benefactors were the main tasks of the military orders, who since the time of the crusades were well represented in the Netherlands in the Middle Ages, including the Frisian lands. Especially the Hospitallers and the Teutonic Order had a great number of settlements in these regions. The main theme is how their development was influenced by the performance of their members in carrying out their original tasks.

Hans Mol
29 April 2015

Key publications

J.A. Mol,  Vechten, bidden en verplegen. Opstellen over de ridderorden in de Noordelijke Nederlanden(Hilversum 2011) 367 pp. 

J.A. Mol, K. Militzer and H.J. Nicholson (red.),  The Military Orders and the Reformation.Choices, State building and the Weight of Tradition (Hilversum 2006) 181-208.







J.A. Mol,  De Friese huizen van de Duitse Orde. Nes, Steenkerk en Schoten en hun plaats in het middeleeuwse Friese kloosterlandschap(Leeuwarden 1991) 416 pp.








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