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By Nora Berend

ISBN-10: 0511378998

ISBN-13: 9780511378997

ISBN-10: 0521876168

ISBN-13: 9780521876162

This 2007 textual content is a comparative, research of 1 of the main primary levels within the formation of Europe. major students discover the position of the unfold of Christianity and the formation of latest principalities within the start of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Bohemia, Hungary, Poland and Rus' round the 12 months a thousand. Drawing on historical past, archaeology and artwork background, and emphasizing difficulties with regards to the assets and historiographical debates, they display the complicated interdependence among the methods of non secular and political swap, overlaying stipulations sooner than the creation of Christianity, the adoption of Christianity, and the advance of the rulers' energy. neighborhood styles emerge, highlighting either the similarities in ruler-sponsored situations of Christianization, and alterations within the consolidation of energy and in associations brought by means of Christianity. The essays exhibit how neighborhood societies followed Christianity; medieval rules of what constituted the dividing line among Christians and non-Christians; and the connections among Christianity and gear.

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3. other paths of christianiz at ion Christianization, linked to the consolidation of power and the rise of Christian polities, was one path in the last stage of the medieval making of Europe. If we compare the seven polities considered here to the rest of northern Europe and the Balkans, it is clear that many areas around and after 1000 followed different routes. A brief comparison between the development of the regions we covered and these other areas is significant in order to situate our project, although what follows did not form part of our investigations, and simply draws on available secondary works.

As far as we can determine from the sources, initially patchworks of local communities with no overarching political authority or many local strongmen (chieftains) existed everywhere. Rulers emerged from among local leaders with varying degrees of authority over territories. Looting raids and trade were ways to gain part of the wealth and prestige of western Europe; so was conversion. In every case, rulers had some role in Christianization. They all imported Christianity, although their own conversion followed two paths: some rulers were converted abroad, while others were baptized ‘at home’.

Policies towards peoples settled within the Empire differed from those towards peoples on the other side of the frontier. In the latter cases diplomacy as a means of dealing with ‘barbarians’, potential enemies or allies, often played a more significant role than war, including grants of titles, access to trade 54 56 57 58 55 Shepard 2001a, 242. On the interactive nature of the process Wolfram 2001. Shepard 2001b. Overview of German–central European relations: Higounet 1989. Obolensky 1994, chaps.

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