ALLEMAND (Zacharie Jacques Théodore). Historical Précis of the Royal, Hospitaller-Military Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Paris, from Delaunay, Pélicier, 1815. In-12, xi-(one blank)-201-(3 of which the last 2 blank) pp.
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THE GREAT PROJECT OF REFOUNDATION OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. the history of the knights of the holy sepulchre is complex.
century, they have undergone several attempts at institutionalization, sometimes competing, notably in the form
in the form of confraternities. The one founded by Saint Louis in 1254 lasted until 1792, and included as ex-officio members the princes of the blood. From 1814, the Count Allemand, general administrator of the
of the Order of Malta for France, worked to revive this brotherhood: he obtained an informal approval from Louis XVIII, but saw his efforts ruined because of the opposition of Chateaubriand.
Old handwritten corrections and additions: the title of general administrator, which the author bore at the time of the publication of the work, has been crossed out near his name (in the title and on pages xi and 199), by a hand that has
by a hand that indicated his successor, Count Jacques-Louis-François Delaistre de Tilly, an officer of the Ancien Régime who became a general of the Empire.