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Conversion to Christianity around the Baltic 10th–15th centuries: What happened, and how can we study it?

Event Type
Medieval Studies
Lucy Ellis Lounge, LCLB 1080
Aug 30, 2023   5:00 - 6:30 pm   6:30
Kurt Villads Jensen
Originating Calendar
Medieval Studies

The conversion to Christianity of the Scandinavian countries and of the areas in the middle and the eastern part of the Baltic Sea was a long process that lasted for centuries. It has very often been studied within a national tradition with little comparison between various geographical areas, and it has very often been studied with too little contextualizing to other economic, social, and mental developments within Western Europe. 

The present talk aims at discussing important changes in the long conversion period in order to better define, understand, and compare how Christianity was introduced and adapted.

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