The Northern Crusades

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Penguin Adult, Dec 4, 1997 - Religion - 320 pages
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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the west european view of crusades is usually portrayed as being connected with palestine or spain and about christianity and islam. This book is a corrective which shows that on the baltic ... Read full review

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And we think the Middle East is a mess. The people around the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea somehow missed out on the first wave of Christianization that spread over the rest of Europe, and remained ... Read full review


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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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