The Northern Crusades

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Penguin Adult, Dec 4, 1997 - Religion - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - John Allen - Goodreads

A good introductory text that gives a broad view of the region and the time period. I wish it had spent a little more time explicating the day-to-day operations of both the crusaders and the native populations. What was life like for them during this time? Read full review

Review: The Northern Crusades

User Review  - Goodreads

A good introductory text that gives a broad view of the region and the time period. I wish it had spent a little more time explicating the day-to-day operations of both the crusaders and the native populations. What was life like for them during this time? Read full review

Contents

List of Maps
vii
Acknowledgements
viii
Chronological Table
ix
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

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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