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Imagined communities on the Baltic Rim : from the eleventh to fifteenth centuries

Author: Wojtek Jezierski; Lars Hermanson
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Crossing boundaries: Turku medieval and early modern studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prior to the high Middle Ages, the Baltic Rim was largely terra incognita--but by the late Middle Ages, it was home to diverse small and large communities. But the Baltic Rim was not simply the place those people lived--it was also an imagined space through which they defined themselves and their identities. This book traces the transformation of the Baltic Rim in this period through a focus on the self-image of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Imagined communities on the Baltic Rim.
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2016]
(OCoLC)944087307
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wojtek Jezierski; Lars Hermanson
ISBN: 9789048528998 9048528992
OCLC Number: 1020495071
Description: 1 online resource (394 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction : imagined communities on the Baltic rim, from the eleventh to fifteenth centuries / Wojtek Jezierski --
Imagining the Baltic : mental mapping in the works of Adam of Bremen and Saxo Grammaticus, eleventh --
thirteenth centuries / Thomas Foerster Discourses of communion : Abbot William of Æbelholt and Saxo Grammaticus: imagining the Christian Danish community, early thirteenth century / Lars Hermanson --
Envisioning a political community : peasants and Swedish men in vernacular rhyme chronicles, late fifteenth century / Margaretha Nordquist --
Communities of devotion across the boundaries : women and religious bonds on the Baltic rim and in central Europe, eleventh --
twelfth centuries / Grzegorz Pac --
Risk societies on the frontier : missionary emotional communities in the southern Baltic, eleventh --
thirteenth centuries / Wojtek Jezierski --
Expanding communities : Henry of Livonia on the making of a Christian colony, early thirteenth century / Linda Kaljundi --
An imaginary saint for an imagined community : St. Henry and the creation of Christian identity in Finland, thirteenth --
fifteenth centuries / Tuomas Heikkilä --
The making of legal communities : royal, aristocratic, and local visions in Sweden and Gotland, thirteenth --
fourteenth centuries / Thomas Lindkvist --
Urban community and consensus : brotherhood and communalism in medieval Novgorod / Pavel V. Lukin --
Urban community and social unrest : semantics of conflict in fourteenth-century Lübeck / Cordelia Heß --
Norway, Sweden, and Novgorod : Scandinavian perceptions of the Russians, late twelfth --
early fourteenth centuries / Bjørn Bandlien --
Transient borders : the Baltic viewed from northern Iceland in the mid-fifteenth century / Hans Jacob Orning --
Afterword : Imagined emotions for imagined communities / Barbara H. Rosenwein.
Series Title: Crossing boundaries: Turku medieval and early modern studies.
Responsibility: edited by Wojtek Jezierski and Lars Hermanson.

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