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Nicholson, Helen J. 1960-

Works: 89 works in 511 publications in 3 languages and 13,505 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Military history  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Trial and arbitral proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Publishing director, Opponent, Contributor
Classifications: CR4701, 909.07
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Most widely held works by Helen J Nicholson
Love, war, and the Grail by Helen J Nicholson( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes genealogical charts of kings and noblemen associated with the search for the grail
The debate on the Trial of the Templars, 1307-1314 by Jochen Burgtorf( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

700 years after the dissolution of the order, the trial of the Templars still arouses controversy and speculation. Individual chapters in this book examine various aspects of the background to the trial including the financial, political and religious context of the trial in France, and much more
On the margins of crusading : the military orders, the Papacy and the Christian world by Société pour l'étude des croisades et de l'Orient latin( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded to support Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land and most famous for their support for crusading, the Military Religious Orders' activities stretched far beyond the frontiers of Christendom. Representing some of the advances in research, in this volume 11 scholars explore under-researched aspects of the Orders' history
Deeds done beyond the sea : essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the military orders presented to Peter Edbury by Susan Edgington( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume celebrates Peter Edbury's career by bringing together essays focusing on his major research interests; the great historian of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, and his chronicle; medieval Cyprus; and the Military Orders in the Middle Ages. All based on original research, contributions include new work on manuscripts from the twelfth to the seventeenth centuries; studies of language in William of Tyre; thematic surveys; legal and commercial investigations pertaining to Cyprus; aspects of memorialization, and biographical studies
The Hospitallers, the Mediterranean and Europe : festschrift for Anthony Luttrell by Nikolas Jaspert( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern study of the Hospitallers, of other military-religious orders, and of their activities both in the Mediterranean and in Europe has been deeply influenced by the work of Anthony Luttrell. To mark his 75th birthday in October 2007, twenty-three colleagues from ten different countries have contributed to this volume. The first section focuses on the crusading period in the Holy Land, considering the Hospital in Jerusalem, relations with the Assassins, finances, indulgences, transportation and the careers of the brothers and knights. The second and third sections move to the later Middle Ages, when the Hospitallers had their centre on Rhodes, and military and charitable activities in the East had to be supported with men and money from the West. The papers in the second section consider the Hospitallers on Rhodes, relations between Rhodes and the West and plans for crusades, while the third section includes papers on the Hospitallers in the Iberian Peninsula and in Hungary, the territorial administration of the Order of Montesa in Valencia, a plan to transfer the headquarters of the Teutonic Order from Prussia to Frisia, and a Hospitaller reconsideration of warfare and learning on the eve of the council of Trent. The final paper proposes new definitions and guidelines for future work on the military-religious orders. The authors include both well-known experts and younger scholars who promise to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Luttrell and to continue research into the Hospitallers and their fellow orders, these peculiar European communities avant la lettre
Medieval warfare : theory and practice of war in Europe, 300-1500 by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Warfare in medieval times was never static or predictable - although there were ideals and conventions to follow, in the field commanders had to use their initiative and adapt to the needs of the moment. In this concise, wide-ranging study, Helen Nicholson provides the essential introductory guide to a fascinating subject."--Jacket
God's warriors : crusaders, Saracens and the battle for Jerusalem by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book combines material previously published as Campaign 19: Hattin 1187, Warrior 10: Saracen Faris 1050-1250, Warrior 91: Knight Templar 1120-1312, with new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. This book tells the story of the momentous campaign that led to the Muslim capture of Jerusalem in 1187, following the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin, where Saladins troops destroyed the Christian army. These events resulted in the collapse of the kingdom of Jerusalem and sparked off the Third Crusade under Richard I. The authors take a close look at the two most intriguing warrior types involved in the conflict: the Knight Templar and the Saracen Faris. Their motivation, training and combat experiences are examined, as the authors explore what it was really like to fight in the Crusades
Chronicle of the Third Crusade : a translation of the Itinerarium peregrinorum et gesta Regis Ricardi by Ricardus( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a translation of the Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi, a contemporary chronicle of the Third Crusade, 1187-1192. Told from the viewpoint of the European crusaders, it recounts the fall of the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 and the subsequent expeditions to recover it, led by the Emperor Frederick I, King Philip II of France and King Richard I of England, the "Lionheart". This is the most comprehensive account of the crusade. Much of the account is from eyewitness sources and provides vivid and colourful details of the great campaigns. The translator gives background details of the events described, comparing this account with other accounts from Europe, the Christians of the Holy Land and Muslim writers. She also sets out the evidence for the authorship and sources of the chronicle
The Crusades by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering the classic crusades to the Holy Lands and the taking and defending of Jerusalem, Nicholson also gives equal treatment to the Requonquista of the Iberian peninsula, the subjugation and conversion of pagans in Northwestern Europe, the Crusades against the Ottoman Turks in the Balkans, and the internal Crusades against the heretical Albigensians and Hussites." "Following a narrative history, thematic chapters provide an overview of the Crusades - why scholars believe they were fought, why they appealed to a very broad cross-section of Europe's population, and what motivated crusaders to dedicate years of their lives to the martial cause of Christendom."--Jacket
Palgrave advances in the Crusades by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview and context of the study of the Crusades for postgraduates and academics. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book covers developments in historical theory from logistics to gender studies as applied to Crusades studies. --From publisher's description
The Knights Hospitaller by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta, also known as the Knights Hospitaller, is intended as an introduction to the Order. Beginning with a consideration of the origins of the Order as a hospice for pilgrims in Jerusalem in the eleventh century, it traces the Hospitallers' development into a military order during the first part of the twelfth century, and the Order's military activities on the frontiers of Christendom in the eastern Mediterranean, Spain and eastern Europe during the middle ages and into the early modern period: its role in crusades and in wars against non-Christians on land and at sea, as well as its role in building and maintaining fortresses."
The Knights Templar : a new history by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Founded in the early twelfth century, the Knights of the Order of the Temple of Solomon united the knightly and religious roles which were at the core of medieval society. Bernard of Clairvaux played a part in drawing up the Rule of the Order, and the knights wore white cloaks to symbolise their dedication to chastity. However, many contemporaries said that money was their only love. They were involved in banking and commercial concerns that brought huge wealth, and were confidants to kings and popes. Indeed, Henry II entrusted to them the money he was forced to pay in expiation for the murder of Thomas Becket, which was to support 200 knights in the Holy Land for a year. But this wealth, combined with the failure of the Crusades in the Holy Land, led to their downfall, as Philip IV of France used the Order's shortcomings as a pretext for accusing the brothers of heresy. In 1307 the Brothers of the Order were arrested and charged with denying Christ, spitting on the crucifix, indecency and idol worship. The trial lasted until 1312, when the Order was dissolved. How did this respected religious Order, which had operated in the Holy Land and throughout Europe for over two hundred years, meet such a undignified end?"--Jacket
Templars, Hospitallers, and Teutonic Knights : images of the military orders, 1128-1291 by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hospitaller women in the Middle Ages by Anthony Luttrell( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together recent and new research, with several items specially translated into English, on the sisters of the largest and most long-lived of the military-religious orders, the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. In recent years there has been increasing scholarly interest in women's religious houses during the Middle Ages, with particular focus on the problems which they faced and the social needs which they performed. The military-religious orders have been largely excluded from this interest, partly because it has been assumed that women played little role in religious orders with a predominantly military purpose. Recent research has shown this to be a misconception."--Jacket
The military orders( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Military Orders first became central to European life in the 1130s and, despite the suppression of the Templars in 1312, remained so until Napoleon seized Malta from the Hospitallers in 1798. Even then, the spirit had not died, for hospitaller organisations based upon the original foundations were revived in the nineteenth century and many continue to perform important social functions today. The attraction of this subject was reflected in the conference on military orders held at St John's, Clerkenwell, in September 1992, which drew scholars from twenty countries; a large selection of their papers is published here. Themes as diverse as the administration of the Hospitaller estates in Essex; the Templar castles on the pilgrimage route to the Jordan; the treatment of prisoners of war by the Teutonic Order; and the perception of the military orders in Victorian England, are among the wide variety of studies contained in the forty-one papers in this volume. Yet, at the same time, the subject has an underlying unity, making it a field for fruitful co-operation between historians, archaeologists and art historians, the full potential of which is just beginning to be explored."--Jacket
International mobility in the military orders (twelfth to fifteenth centuries) : traveling on Christ's business( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages of love and hate : conflict, communication, and identity in the medieval Mediterranean by International Medieval Congress "Clash of Cultures"( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book probes the nature of the clash of cultures as a process of identification and classification of the unknown. 'There is no world of thought that is not a world of language and one sees of the world only what is provided for by language' (Walter Benjamin, 1936). In the medieval Mediterranean, cultural groups were frequently labelled, fixed, and identified by language, and these linguistic groupings were consistently in states of conflict and/or exchange. This collection explores various expressions of cultural clash and exchange, and examines some of the ways in which language was used to express difference, to mark out cultural difference, and to further label those cultures--often as alien and inferior, but sometimes as different and worthy of respect. This theme unites scholars coming from a range of perspectives and engaging with a whole series of cultural interchanges and conflicts. It brings together work on a wide range of peoples--Latins, Byzantines, Muslims, and Jews--commenting on and writing about each other, as well as a wide variety of different genres, from theology to farce. This volume seeks to offer a broad and wide-ranging approach to understanding the world at the time of the crusades through the words of participants and observers
The Templars and their sources by Karl Borchardt( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of plates -- List of figures -- Notes on contributors -- Preface -- List of abbreviations -- Section I Headquarters -- 1 Vestiges of Templar presence in the Aqsa Mosque -- 2 The Templars and the kings of Jerusalem -- 3 The Templars' archives in Syria and Cyprus -- Section II Charters -- 4 Templar charters and charters for the Templars: self-promotion versus the image of the Order -- 5 Copies and cartularies: modernizing Templar documents in mid-thirteenth-century Champagne -- 6 Private charters and other family documents in the Templar archives: commanderies in southern France -- 7 Editing Templar charters in the Iberian Peninsula at the beginning of the twenty-first century -- 8 The Marquis d'Albon, Carl Erdmann and the Templar sources in Portugal -- Section III Constitution, structure and finance -- 9 The office of master deça mer in military orders -- 10 Die Prokuratoren der Templer: Diplomatische und rechtliche Aspekte ihrer Einsetzung und ihrer Aufgaben -- 11 Templar tactics: the Order on the battlefield -- 12 Les ordres religieux-militaires et l'argent: sources et pratiques -- Section IV Spiritual character -- 13 Les Templiers et le progressif évanouissement de leur règle -- 14 The documentary evidence for Templar religion -- 15 Gab es eine Spiritualität der Templer? -- Section V Suppression and its consequences -- 16 'The real Da Vinci Code': the accounts of Templars' estates in England and Wales during the suppression of the Order -- 17 Fratres quondam Templi: per i Templari in Italia dopo il concilio di Vienne e il destino di Pietro da Bologna -- 18 Notaries in inquisitorial trials: the evidence from the Templars' inquiry in North Italy -- Section VI After-history -- 19 Die Templer und das Turiner Grabtuch -- 20 Sources for the Templar myth -- Index
The Knights Templar on trial : the trial of the Templars in the British Isles, 1308-1311 by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of the Templars in the British Isles (1308-1311) is a largely unexplored area of history. Unlike the trial in France, where the Templars were tortured into confessing to unspeakable activities, in the British Isles there were no burnings and only three confessions after torture. Several Templars went missing, most of whom later reappeared. Outsiders told stories of abominable Templar rituals, secret meetings and murders at the dead of night, but all these tales turned out to be rumour. This book is based on extensive research into the records of the trial of trial of the Templar
The proceedings against the Templars in the British Isles by Helen J Nicholson( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Love, war, and the Grail
The debate on the Trial of the Templars, 1307-1314The Hospitallers, the Mediterranean and Europe : festschrift for Anthony LuttrellMedieval warfare : theory and practice of war in Europe, 300-1500God's warriors : crusaders, Saracens and the battle for JerusalemChronicle of the Third Crusade : a translation of the Itinerarium peregrinorum et gesta Regis RicardiThe CrusadesPalgrave advances in the CrusadesThe Knights Hospitaller
Alternative Names
Helen J. Nicholson, 1960-

Helen J. Nicholson medieval historian

Helen J. Nicholson mediëvist

Helen Nicholson

Nicholson, Helen

Nicholson, Helen 1960-

Nicholson, Helen J.

Nicholson, Helen Jane 1960-

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