Military Orders in the Early Modern Portuguese World

The Orders of Christ, Santiago and Avis
Author(s): 
Dutra, Francis A.
ISBN: 
0860789985
Date published: 
March 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£62.50
Pages: 
400

This volume brings together a selection of Francis A. Dutra's pioneering essays on the Portuguese military orders of Christ, Santiago and Avis. Based extensively on archival research, they reflect his special interest in social mobility and use of the knighthoods for patronage, while particular sections focus on the role of the orders in the Portuguese maritime expansion and in India and Brazil, and on the medical profession. The collection includes English translations of four studies that originally appeared in Portuguese and a detailed index.