The Finances of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

  title={The Finances of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries},
  author={Alison Hoppen},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  pages={103 - 119}
  • A. Hoppen
  • Published 1 April 1973
  • History, Economics
  • European History Quarterly
teenth century. One way of assessing the potential, if not necessarily the actual contribution of the Order to the struggle in the Mediterranean, is to examine the financial resources at its disposal. Moreover, the financial records reveal the growing difficulties the Knights were facing during the seventeenth century as the result of inflation and variations in the exchange rates of various currencies. Indeed, financial problems may well have been a far more serious threat to the continued… 
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