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Commanderies of the Military Orders: their national profile and international setting

Objectives: the present project (FCT PTDC/HIS-HIS/102956/2008) comprises a study of two Portuguese Commanderies in Alentejo (Noudar and Marmelar) contemplating the historic evolution, the artistic and architectural heritage; a publication is planned.

Context: The choice of these Commanderies (one of the Order of Avis and the other of the Order of St. John) can be explained by their different emblematic role: if Noudar is a land of frontier directly related to Castilian history (especially of Andalucia), Marmelar, where a relic is venerated, is a region included in the Peregrinatio itineraries.

The project is keen to place the Portuguese study in a wider international context, establishing partners studying complementary topics.

For further details please contact the Principal Investigator

Luís Adão da Fonseca

luisadaofonseca@netcabo.pt