Deed of Donation of the Maltese Islands to the
Order of Saint John by Emperor Charles V 1530
English translation of the document ceding the islands to the Order of Saint John.
Charles V's Donation of Malta to the Order of Saint
John - Prof. Victor Mallia Milanes
History and analysis of the Emperor's donation of the Maltese Islands
and Tripoli to the Knights of Saint John, authored by a distinguished professor of the University of Malta.
Address of John Julius Norwich to the British Association of
the Order of Malta - 1998
Presentation by one of Europe's most
distinguished historians, who has written extensively about the medieval Byzantine world, Norman Sicily, Venice and the civilisation of
the Mediterranean. Lord Norwich sketched a brief but fascinating outline of the Order's history.
The Military-Religious Orders: Their History and Continuing Relevance - Prof. Jonathan Riley-Smith
A foremost expert
in the history of the crusading orders, Riley-Smith is a professor at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he gave this informative lecture during a conference in 2005.
Mission of the Modern Knight: Challenges Facing Members of the Order of Malta - H.E. Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow
and role of knights and dames of Malta in a changing society.
Notes on the Byzantine World of the First
Hospitallers 1080-1140 - L. Mendola
Eastern cultural and religious developments which may have
influenced the first knights of the military-religious orders.
The Order of Saint John and the Kingdom of Sicily - L. Mendola
between the Order of Malta and Sicily (and its royal dynasties) span many centuries, from the days of Roger II and Charles V.
Kingship and Knighthood in Medieval Sicily 1061-1266 - L. Mendola
introduction to these institutions of medieval European and Mediterranean society.
Concise Survey of Knighthood and Knightly Orders - L. Mendola
introduction to these and allied institutions such as armorial heraldry.
The Case for Personal Heraldry in the Knightly Orders - L. Mendola
Missing element in the military-religious orders.
We wish to thank the following copyright holders for granting their
permission for us to re-publish, or link to, their publications from this page: Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith, Professor Victor
Mallia-Milanes, Monsignor Mario Conti, Stephen Klimczuk, Julian Allason, Vincenzo Salerno, the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Luigi Mendola, Best of Sicily.