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Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier by Marek Tamm download in ePub, pdf, iPad

Confirm this request You may have already requested this item. Step by step, it has become one of the most widely read and acknowledged frontier crusading and missionary chronicles.

No one will ever write a description of the conquest again without having this collection of essays in hand. These studies fulfill that promise, and they succeed in providing new perspective for experienced scholars of the high-medieval crusades to Livonia and Estonia.

The volume provides a multi-sided and multi-disciplinary companion to the chronicle, and is divided into three parts. This is well illustrated in the conquest of Oesel, the first Estonian region to be reached by crusaders, but the last to succumb. Without doubt, this volume will remain the standard English-language introduction to Henry of Livonia for years to come. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Henry of Livonia, the writer and his chronicle, James A.

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Christopher Tyerman sees the chronicle as providing a creation myth for Christian Livonia, one that rearranges actions and motives to justify a brutal invasion and conquest. This is a key volume for all students of historiography wanting to keep their finger on the pulse of contemporary thinking in historical research. It also revisits older debates in history which remain crucial, such as what the gender approach can offer to historical research or how to write history on a global scale. See if you have enough points for this item. Other contributors investigate what Henry tells them about Baltic societies, their environment, and their beliefs.

That makes this collection of essays extremely valuable. Ausgewahlte Studien aus dem erorterten Band bilden zweifelsohne einen hervorragenden Kommentar zu Ausgaben und Ubersetzungen der Chronik des Heinrich von Lettland.