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Waiting for the Barbarians: the imagery, dynamics and functions of the Other in Northern German missionary chronicles, 11th-early 13th centuries

Waiting for the Barbarians: the imagery, dynamics and functions of the Other in Northern German missionary chronicles, 11th-early 13th centuries: the Gestae hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum of Adam of Bremen, Chronica Slavorum of Helmold of Bosau, Chronica Slavorum of Arnold of Lübeck, and Chronicon Livoniae of Henry of Livonia

By Linda Kaljundi

Master’s Thesis, University of Tartu, 2005

Introduction: The following thesis discusses the image of the Slavic, Nordic and Baltic peoples and lands as the Other in the historical writing of the Northern Mission. The study is based on four chronicles that represent the enlargement of Latin Christianity in Northern Europe from the ninth to the early thirteenth centuries, namely on the Gestae hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum by Adam of Bremen, Chronica Slavorum by Helmold of Bosau, Chronica Slavorum by Arnold of Lübeck, and Chronicon Livoniae by Henry of Livonia.

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