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Early warning systems and the Hospitallers in the eastern Mediterranean

Zsolt Hunyadi

Abstract


Having briefly surveyed the history of the Hospitallers as well as the political situation in the Aegean, the present paper attempts to trace the establishment and the functioning of the early warning system of the Knights of St. John built up on the islands of the Dodecanese from the early fourteenth up to the beginning of the sixteenth century

Keywords


Hospitallers, Naval warfare, Warning systems, Fire and smoke signals, Middle ages

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