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Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier: A Companion to the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia Hardcover – 28 Oct 2011


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'The book's subtitle describes this volume as 'a companion' to the chronicle of Henry of Livonia. These studies fulfill that promise, and they succeed in providing new perspective for experienced scholars of the high-medieval crusades to Livonia and Estonia. At the same time, the authors remember the needs of teachers and new readers by approaching the most important, interesting, and difficult aspects of Henry's narrative in an accessible and highly readable fashion. The success of this book can only reflect the discipline and editorial vision of Tamm, Kaljundi, and Jensen, who together with their contributors have managed to produce a collection of essays on the Livonian chronicle and its contexts that is remarkable for its even coverage and consistent quality. Without doubt, this volume will remain the standard English-language introduction to Henry of Livonia for years to come.' Speculum '... editors Marek Tamm, Linda Kaljundi and Carsten Selch Jensen have provided a wonderful, multiple, and interdisciplinary approach to one of the seminal documents of the Middle Ages in the Baltic region.' Journal of Baltic Studies '... extremely valuable.' William Urban, in Catholic Historical Review 'Scholars interested in Henry of Livonia's Chronicle, as well as in various aspects of crusading and mission, will have an excellent resource in hand; the volume will doubtless serve as a guide to Henry's world for a long time to come.' English Historical Review 'Mit diesem Werk bekommen Forscher zur mittelalterlichen Geschichte der ostlichen Ostseekuste eine besonders wertvolle Publikation an die Hand, namlich eine Zusammenfassung langjahriger interdisziplinarer Untersuchungen zu dieser grundlegenden Quelle fur die Geschichte der Region und des bisherigen Schaffens der nationalen Geschichtsschreibungen sowie eine systematische Darstellung vielseitiger Forschungen, die von Vertretern unterschiedlicher Disziplinen geleistet werden. Ausgewahlte Studien aus dem erorterten Band bilden zweifelsohne einen hervorragenden Kommentar zu Ausgaben und Ubersetzungen der Chronik des Heinrich von Lettland.' Sehepunkte

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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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