Unformatted text preview: 1136: King Fulk gave them control of a fortress near Ascalon i. Still not believed to be militaristic f. During the 12 th Century, many castles were handed over them i. This forced them to create a military arm of the order to protect these g. By the beginning of the 13 th century, military responsibilities overshadowed the care of the poor and sick i. The caring of the poor and sick was still existent 3. St. Lazarus a. Another military order b. Were knights of leparacy 4. The Job of Military Orders a. They were “a reliable presence of expert soldiers dedicated to the defense of the Christian East” (p. 49) b. Starting in about the 1130s, they were the army of Jerusalem i. Their obtained wealth is though to have lessened their ideals with time (p. 49) ii....
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- Spring '08
- History, crusaders, 12th century, Knights Templar, Military orders, Military order, Steven Segal History