Saturday, November 26, 2011

English-Language Companion to Chronicle of Henry of Livonia Published

The nearly 500-page volume, Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier, comprises materials from a conference held at the Tallinn University's Center of Medieval Studies in 2008 and aims to become a solid reference source on the 13th century chronicle of Henry of Livonia.

The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, or Henricus Lettus, written by a missionary priest to record the history of the German crusades to Livonia and Estonia around 1186-1227, has become known as one of the most vivid literary examples of early 13th century crusading ideology.

Click here to read this article from Estonian Public Broadcasting