n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - The Hospitallers' activities in mainland Greece : acquiring political influence in the Peloponnesus

Volume 92, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



The present article attempts to explore aspects of the relations between Greeks of the Peloponnesus and the Hospitallers Knights of Saint John, during the second half of the fourteenth century. As the Hospitallers were trying to gain political control in the land of the Morea, they made an attempt to approach the local population in order to establish their rule with its consensus. However, only the inhabitants of Corinth responded positively, while the Spartans were absolutely negative in the possibility to be ruled by the Order. The examination of the Greek and Latin sources gives us a picture about the expectations and reactions of both sides.

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