There can be found many different approaches when it comes to a definition of the northern crusades in the 12th and 13th century, various Danish historians have immersed themselves in the period and in that described how they have seen the many Danish expeditions in the Baltic Sea region. In 1998 a new and more focused project saw the light of day; the project is called “Odenseprojektet” and contributed to the matter a groundbreaking view on the many Danish expeditions. Where earlier historians had put very little emphasis on describing the expeditions and raids as mere crusades, Odenseprojektet said that almost every expedition had a religious content and that the motives for the expeditions were primarily due to religion. This new perspective caused a lot of stir among present day historians and can be considered as a break as to how the Danish expeditions have been described in a historical perspective until today. With special focus on the Danish expedition to Estonia in 1219, this project wants to clarify how the idea of “crusading” can describe the various Danish expeditions in the Baltic Sea region.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||15 jan. 2013|
- Estland 1219