The Acquisition of Sovereignty by Quasi-States: The Case of the Order of Malta

@inproceedings{Cox2003TheAO,
  title={The Acquisition of Sovereignty by Quasi-States: The Case of the Order of Malta},
  author={N. Cox},
  year={2003}
}
  • N. Cox
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
The Sovereign Military Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, also known as the Order of Malta, the Order of St John of Jerusalem, or simply the Hospitallers, is a unique international confraternity. It is the only organization currently recognized, albeit by a minority of states, as quasi-sovereign. In view of the claims which have been made from time to time by other orders of chivalry - or even pretended orders - to such status, it is worthwhile looking more closely at the… Expand
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