The Clash of Cultures on the Medieval Baltic Frontier

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Alan V. Murray
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - History - 369 pages
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This book explores the diverse ways in which the Christianisation of the Baltic lands were characterised by cultural conflict between Western settlers and institutions on the one hand, and the native peoples on the other
 

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There are 16 contributors to this anthology, and the work is sound, but only some of the selections are interesting to me. But there's also a bibliography, compiled in 2009, of the English language ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
CONVERTING LANDSCAPES CONVERTING PEOPLES
5
A Clash of Two Identities
37
The Transformations of Social
53
A Clash of Cultures?
73
Pope Honorius III and Mission and Crusades in the Baltic
103
Violent Victims? Surprising Aspects of the Just War Theory
123
Converting Trees
141
Sterile Monsters? Russians and the Orthodox Church in
227
Archbishop Vasilii Kalika of Novgorod the Fortress
253
Orthodox Churches in Medieval Livonia
275
WARFARE ON THE BALTIC FRONTIER
293
Crossbows or Catapults? The Identification of Siege Weaponry
307
The Significance of the Local Baltic Peoples in the Defence
321
A Select
341
Index
357

Acceptance
169
Saints Cults in Medieval Livonia
191

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Alan V. Murray is Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, UK.

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