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The clash of cultures on the medieval Baltic frontier

Author: Alan V Murray
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the diverse ways in which the Christianisation of the Baltic lands were characterised by cultural conflict between Western settlers and institutions on the one hand, and the native peoples on the other.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan V Murray
ISBN: 9780754664833 075466483X
OCLC Number: 310096942
Description: xx, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A new world into old words : the eastern Baltic region and the cultural geography of medieval Europe --
The Baltic Crusades : a clash of two identities --
The emergence of Livonia : on the transformations of the social and political structures in the territory of Latvia during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries --
Sweden's conquest of Finland : a clash of cultures? --
Pope Honorius III and mission and crusade in the Baltic region --
Violent victims? : surprising aspects of the just war theory in the chronicle of Peter von Dusburg --
Sacralization of the landscape : converting trees and measuring land in the Danish Crusades against the Wends --
How to convert a landscape : Henry of Livonia and the Chronicon Livoniae --
Rural society and religious innovation : acceptance and rejection of Catholicism among the native inhabitants of medieval Livonia --
Saints' cults in medieval Livonia --
Sterile monsters : Russians and the Orthodox Church in the chronicle of Henry of Livonia --
Archbishop Vasilii Kalika of Novgorod, the Fortress of Orekhov, and the defence of Orthodoxy --
Orthodox churches in medieval Livonia --
Music and cultural conflict in the Christianization of Livonia, 1190-1290 --
Crossbows or catapults? : the identification of siege weaponry and techniques in the chronicle of Henry of Livonia --
The significance of the local Baltic peoples in the defence of Livonia (late thirteenth-sixteenth centuries) --
The eastern Baltic lands in the age of the Crusades : a select bibliography of publications in English.
Responsibility: edited by Alan V. Murray ; editorial assistants, Anne Huijbers and Elizabeth Wawrzyniak.

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