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The Northern Crusades: Second Edition
     

The Northern Crusades: Second Edition

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by Eric Christiansen
 

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The 'Northern Crusades', inspired by the Pope's call for a Holy War, are less celebrated than those in the Middle East, but they were also more successful: vast new territories became and remain Christian, such as Finland, Estonia and Prussia. Newly revised in the light of the recent developments in Baltic and Northern medieval research, this authoritative

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The 'Northern Crusades', inspired by the Pope's call for a Holy War, are less celebrated than those in the Middle East, but they were also more successful: vast new territories became and remain Christian, such as Finland, Estonia and Prussia. Newly revised in the light of the recent developments in Baltic and Northern medieval research, this authoritative overview provides a balanced and compelling account of a tumultuous era.

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From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140266535
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
190,228
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

"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

Meet the Author

ERIC CHRISTIANSEN, a fellow of New College, Oxford, works mainly on Northern history in the Middle Ages. He has lectured in London, Copenhagen and Florida, and is the author of The Origins of Military Power in Spain. He lives in Oxford.

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The Northern Crusades 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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 .