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Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime HistoryTrade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean$
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Ayşe Devrim Atauz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031798

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031798.001.0001

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Medieval Malta

Medieval Malta

From the Period of Muslim Occupation to the Arrival of the Order of Saint John

(p.38) 2 Medieval Malta
Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the period during which the Maltese Islands were under the Muslim sphere of political and cultural influence, followed by the religious transformation of the Maltese population from Muslim beliefs to devout Roman Catholicism. It is noted that between 1530 and 1789, the Maltese Islands were the home of the Order of Saint John, which is a major institutional force in the military strategy to protect Christian Europe from Islamic expansion. It also highlights some problems connected to the archaeology of medieval Malta, one of which is the absence of publications.

Keywords:   Maltese Islands, Muslim, influence, religious transformation, population, Roman Catholicism, Order of Saint John, archaeology, medieval Malta, publications

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