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Barbarian Conversion in the Medieval Baltic and Beyond (c. 900-1400)

Trivent Publishing, H-1119 Budapest, Etele u. 59-61
Series Editor: Mihai Dragnea, Balkan History Association (


The primary sources on Northern Europe and the Eastern Baltic region have shown that Christianization, as a process affecting different large groups of people, attracts attention, as does the conversion of the individual. Besides the faith in Christ, the new religion also brought political, social, and cultural changes. Whether done by preaching or by sword, or done for religious or political interests, conversion had an immense impact across the Baltic Sea. Within this context, the coastal regions (urban and proto-urban areas, as well as harbours) have functioned as spaces of economic connectivity and intercultural encounters.

“Barbarian Conversion in the Medieval Baltic and Beyond (c. 900-1400)” is a double blind peer reviewed book series which provides an opportunity for scholars to publish high-quality studies on the culture, society, and economy of the Baltic under the influence of Christianity. We invite proposals for edited collections or monographs on subjects related to:

  - Missionary Christian identity in the narrative gesta episcoporum. Christian kingship. Otherness and pagan identity;
- Diet and fashion. Rural area and the concept of town life. Intragroup and intergroup relations;
- Cultural encounters. Linguistic interactions. Latin literacy and books;
- Mental geographies and mappa mundi. Trade and exploration. Ethnography;
- Political relations. Dynastic marital alliances. Media and communication;
-Missionary strategy. Canonical aspects of missionary work. Forced conversion.
- Martyrdom. Sacralisation of a landscape. Pilgrimage;
- Shrines of gods. Relics of saints, icons, and war banners. Pagan war rituals;
- Clerical involvement in warfare. Military orders. Holy War;
- Trade, exploration, and colonisation.

EDITORIAL BOARD (currently under construction):
Darius Baronas, Lithuanian Institute of History
Carsten Selch Jensen, University of Copenhagen
Stanisław Rosik, University of Wrocław
Anti Selart, University of Tartu