Medieval History Writing and Crusading Ideology

Medieval History Writing and Crusading Ideology

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Medieval History Writing and Crusading Ideology. Edited by Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen Kurt Villads Jensen with Janne Malkki Katja Ritari
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Fennica. Historica 9
Tampere 2005, 320 pp.

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This book examines how the crusading ideology was formulated in medieval historiography and how the crusading movement affected Christianity and the world beyond. The second main theme is the spread of the crusading movement to Northern Europe, especially Scandinavia and Baltic Sea area. Northerners not only participated in the crusades in the Holy Land, but also learned and were inspired to create and take part in a new crusading movement within the Baltic Sea region itself. The relationship between the crusades to Jerusalem and those in the North must be of fundamental importance to understanding the dynamics that created history, but this relation itself has seldom been the object of thoroughgoing research.

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ISBN 951-746-662-5
ISSN 1458-526X