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Lithuania ascending : a pagan empire within east-central Europe, 1295-1345

Author: S C Rowell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ©1994
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1250 to 1795 Lithuania covered a vast area of eastern and central Europe. Until 1387 the country was pagan. How this huge state came to expand, defend itself against western European crusaders  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S C Rowell
ISBN: 9781107658769 1107658764
OCLC Number: 874118870
Notes: Originally published: 1994.
Description: 375 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.
Contents: Central and eastern Europe, 1290-1320 --
Sources --
An introduction to Lithuanian political and economic history before 1315 --
The expansion of Lithuania --
Political ramifications of the pagan cult --
The metropolitanate of Lithuania --
Pagans, peace and the Pope, 1322-24 --
The harshest Realpolitik --
1339-45 : endings and beginnings --
Factors contributing to the formation of the Grand Duchy --
Appendix 1 : Russian sources for the Fall of Kiev, 1322-23 --
Appendix 2 : list of Orthodox hierarchs, 1283-1461.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 25.
Responsibility: S.C. Rowell.

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