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

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Marek Tamm, Linda Kaljundi, Carsten Selch Jensen
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - 484 pages
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The 'Chronicle of Henry of Livonia', written by a missionary priest in the early 13th 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 13th century crusading ideology in practice. This title is a companion to the work.
 

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Contents

Henry of Livonia The Writer and His Chronicle
1
From
15
Henry of Livonia and the Ideology of Crusading
23
Uses of the Bible in
45
Reflections on Ethnicity in
77
Language Orality and Communication
107
Depicting Death in the Chronicle
135
The Representation of Sermons in
179
Arms Race and Change in War Technology
245
Mechanical Artillery and Warfare in the Chronicle of Henry
265
An Archaeological Reading of the Chronicle of Henry
291
Revisiting Henrys Chronicle
317
The Use and Uselessness of the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia
345
Henry of Livonia
409
A Selected Bibliography
457
Index
473

PRACTICES
201
The ladus magnus
229

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Marek Tamm, Tallinn University, Estonia, Linda Kaljundi, Tallinn University, Estonia, and Carsten Selch Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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