This book investigates into the Polish participation in the Crusades to the Holy Land, as well as the organisation of the campaign of preaching of the Cross and the collection of resources for the support of the Crusades by the Church. By broadening the scope of enquiry to consider the application of the motifs of crusading against Poland’s pagan neighbours, local heretics or political opponents of the Church it provides conclusions which may interest the international reader. Finally, it shows the wider context of the Crusades, looking at the influence of the crusading ideology on different areas of life in medieval Poland – one of the countries of ‘young Europe’ (to use J. Kłoczowski’s term) – thus making an interesting contribution to our knowledge of European culture in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Forgotten Crusaders, being an attempt to take a wider look at the relationships between Poland and the crusading movement, therefore has the potential to make a valuable contribution to the state of research.
The Forgotten Crusaders
Kathrin Zickermann, University of the Highlands and Islands
In Across the German Sea: Early Modern Scottish Connections with the Wider Elbe-Weser Region Zickermann analyses the commercial, maritime and military relations between Scotland and cities located alongside the lower parts of the rivers Elbe and Weser.
Iain G. MacDonald, University of Glasgow
In Clerics and Clansmen Iain MacDonald examines the medieval diocese of Argyll in Gaelic Scotland between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, and the clergy who served within it, exploring their origins, clerical celibacy, education and pastoral care.
Edited by Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz, Leiden University, and Stuart Jenks, University of Erlangen
The Hanse in Medieval and Early Modern Europe discusses new research on this unique organization of towns and traders, and places the findings in the broader context of European economic, legal and social history.
Daniel Riches, University of Alabama
In Protestant Cosmopolitanism and Diplomatic Culture, Daniel Riches investigates seventeenth-century Brandenburg-Swedish relations to present an image of early modern diplomacy driven by interpersonal networks grounded in their members’ educational backgrounds, intellectual and cultural ...
Edited by Andrew Reynolds and Leslie Webster
Early Medieval Art and Archaeology in the Northern World comprises a wealth of original contributions to medieval studies, with a wide topical and geographical remit.
Peter Paul Bajer, Monash University
This book offers an examination of Scottish migration to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: numbers of migrants; patterns of settlement; laws regulating their presence; their activities; their social advancement into the Polish nobility; their assimilation and then the eventual disappearance as ...
Marsha Keith Schuchard
Drawing on unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives, this study reveals the career of Emanuel Swedenborg as a secret intelligence agent for Louis XV and the pro-French, pro-Jacobite party of “Hats” in Sweden. Utilizing Kabbalistic meditation techniques, he sought political intelligence on ...
Surveying the past two decades of scholarship on the medieval historiography of Norway, this book provides a critical appraisal of the principal issues involved in the study of the primary sources and the key areas of scholarship and future research.
Randi Bjørshol Wærdahl
Inspired by transnational research on medieval state formation, this book presents a comprehensive study of the political incorporation and subsequent judicial and administrative integration of Iceland, the Faroes, Shetland, and Orkney, into the Norwegian realm c. 1195-1397.
Edited by Gro Steinsland, Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, Jan Erik Rekdal and Ian Beuermann
This book analyses the Nordic pre-Christian ideology of rulership, and its confrontation with, survival into and adaptation to the European Christian ideals during the transition from the Viking to the Middle Ages from the ninth to the thirteenth century.
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