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Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier: A Companion to the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia Marek Tamm

Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier: A Companion to the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia

Marek Tamm

Published November 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781409433965
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522 pages
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PMThe Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, written by a missionary priest in the early thirteenth century to record the history of the crusades to Livonia and Estonia in around 1186-1227, offers one of the most vivid examples of the early thirteenthMorePMThe Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, written by a missionary priest in the early thirteenth century to record the history of the crusades to Livonia and Estonia in around 1186-1227, offers one of the most vivid examples of the early thirteenth century crusading ideology in practice. While recent years have produced a significant amount of new research into Henry of Livonia, much of it has been limited to particular historical traditions and languages. A key objective of this book is to synthesise the current state of research for the international scholarly audience. The first part, Representations, brings into focus the imaginary sphere of the chronicle - the various images brought into existence by the amalgamation of crusading and missionary ideology and the frontier experience. This is followed by studies on Practices, which examines the chronicles reflections of the diplomatic, religious, and military practices of the Christianisation and colonisation processes in medieval Livonia. The volume concludes with a section on the Appropriations, which maps the reception history of the chronicle: the dynamics of the medieval, early modern and modern national uses and abuses of the tex