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Inspired by the Pope's call for a Holy War, Scandinavian rulers and German military monks conquered and settled Finland, Estonia and Prussia, before turning on the eastern empires of Orthodox Novgorod and pagan Lithuania. These 'Northern Crusades' are less celebrated than those in the Middle East, but they were also far more successful. Vast new territories became and remain Christian, while the central institutions of medieval Western Europe - churches, castles, manors, guilds, parliaments and feudal law codes -...
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Overview

Inspired by the Pope's call for a Holy War, Scandinavian rulers and German military monks conquered and settled Finland, Estonia and Prussia, before turning on the eastern empires of Orthodox Novgorod and pagan Lithuania. These 'Northern Crusades' are less celebrated than those in the Middle East, but they were also far more successful. Vast new territories became and remain Christian, while the central institutions of medieval Western Europe - churches, castles, manors, guilds, parliaments and feudal law codes - were introduced into a dark and inhospitable outer world. Now newly revised in the light of the recent developments in Baltic and Northern medieval research, this overview provides a balanced and compelling account of a tumultuous era.
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"The verve and vigour of Eric Christiansen's study illuminates developments vital in the early history of Eastern Europe and brings to life a story that had epic dimensions"
—Maurice Keen

"For a one-volume history of the Northern Crusades, the reader has but one choice; this is it"
—William Urban in the American Historical Review

"A fine study of the Baltic conquest"
—Hans Eberhard Meyer in the English Historical Reivew

"Independent, erudite, lucid and witty … a narrative that never flags"
—Christpher Tyerman

"A fascinating and elegant book"
—Geoffrey Wheatcroft in the London Review of Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140266535
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 435,541
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Chronological Table
Northern Rulers
Spelling of Names
Introduction

1. North-East Europe on the Eve of the Crusades
Land and Sea
Peoples
Interactions

2. The Wendish Crusade in Theory and Practice, 1147-1185
The Crusade of 1147
Supporters and Chroniclers
The Slav Wars of Henry the Lion and Valdemar the Great

3. The Armed Monks: Ideology and Efficiency
Varieties of Monastic Knighthood, 1128-1237
The Monastic War-Machine, 1225-1309

4. The Conquest of the East Baltic Lands, 1200-1292
Livonia
Prussia
Estonia
Finland

5. The Theocratic Experiment, 1200-1273
Popes and Leagues
The Battle for the Convert
The War on the Schismatics

6. The Lithuanian Crusade, 1283-1410
The Roads to Collision, 1203-1309
The Morality and Recruitment of the Crusade
Wars and Politics, 1304-1409
Strategy and Tactics

7. The Crusade Against Novgorod, 1295-1378
The Debatable Lands
The Making of a Russo-Swedish Frontier, 1295-1326
The Crusades of King Magnus

8. The Crusading States of North-East Europe
Systems of Government
Conditions of Men
Civilizations

9. The Withering of the Crusade, 1409-1525
Tannenberg and After, 1409-14
Confrontations at Constance, 1414-18
The Survival and Extinction of the Order in Prussia, 1418-1525
Livonia and the Russians, 1400-1562

Conclusion
Further Reading
References to Sources
Index

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    Most important Eastern Europe History

    This book should be in e v e r y classroom in Europe and USA . It is an absolute must-read for everyone trying to understand European and especially Eastern European peoples history. Together with 'History of the Goths' and 'Tacitus - Germania' the Eastern European History has for too long been falsified, ignored or outright silenced away by military superpowers .

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