Portugal e a Ordem de Malta: Aspectos da Europa
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Portugal e a Ordem de Malta comes in an edition of striking visual appeal, with an editorial binding in engraved cloth, with a polychrome dust jacket. The work is enriched with full colour illustrations alongside the text to document symbols and portraits that contribute to understanding this military Order. Directed by historian Martim de Albuquerque, it has contributions by Ruy Villas-Bôas, Eugéneo Andrea da Cunha Freitas, Count of Campo Bello (Henrique), Paulo Varela Gomes, Jorge de Brito e Abreu, Isabel de Faria e Albuquerque, Conceição Pinto Basto, and António de Mattos e Silva. Initially designated as the Order of S. João do Hospital, its name changed in accordance with the locations where it established in, and is currently known as the Order of Malta. It moved successively from Jerusalem to Acre, Cyprus, Rhodes, Malta, and Rome. Its origins date back to 1099, when it began providing assistance to pilgrims on route to the Holy Land. A work of great historical interest essential for all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of this important institution.