Item description for Crusades and the Knights of Malta [VHS] by A Vvvisv 4366...
It is an amazing saga. Formed a thousand years ago, they were:
-a compassionate caregivers to the sick
-fierce warriors against enemies of Christendom
-master builders of magnificent castles
-a naval force that plagued the Turks
In this video, we trae their incredible history with major attention given to their key role in the Crusades. And there is more. They were deeded the island of Malta by Charles V in 1530 in order to protect the Emperor's navigation routes: for 200 years they fought Barbary Coast pirates, stealing their treasurers and becoming enormously wealthy in the process.
Some of the best artists and musicians of the period were attracted t Malta, and in time wealth and comforts softened the defenses of the knights: Napoleon drove them out in 1798 without firing a single shot. He stole their treasures, which remain mysteriously unrecovered today.
The Knights seemingly disappeared from sight, only to reemerge in the 20th century as a powerful sovereign state supported by the Vatican. In spite of a scandal involving high finance and the Sicilian Mafia, they are dedicated today to international relief operations.
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Format: Color, NTSC
Audience Rating: Unrated
Studio: Vision Video
Running Time: 54.00 minutes
Record Label Vision Video
Format Color / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.32" Width: 4.19" Height: 1.12" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Binding VHS Video
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Vision Video
ISBN 1563643669 ISBN13 9781563643668 UPC 727985002569