The work is sub-divided into broadly chronological themes, beginning with a historical outline, exploring the settlements, castles, towns and landscapes of the Teutonic Order's theocratic state and concluding with the role of the reconstructed and ruined monuments of medieval Prussia in the modern world in the context of modern Polish culture.
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This is the first work on the archaeology of medieval Prussia in any language, and is intended as a comprehensive introduction to a period and area of growing interest. This book represents an important contribution to promoting International awareness of the cultural heritage of the Baltic region, which has been rapidly increasing over the last few decades.
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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Converting Prussia: Churches, Monasteries and Pilgrimage 7. Review quote "This is an excellent study of the development, consolidation, and eventual destruction of the Teutonic Knights' Prussian state.
Pluskowski deserves praise not only for making his subject accessible to Anglophone audiences, but also for demonstrating the critical role of archaeology in ensuring a fuller understanding of medieval history. It is no small accomplishment to have synthesized such a massive volume of archaeological research and brought it to bear in a coherent way on important historical questions The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusade is now an essential study for specialists and will be useful in graduate courses, particularly those designed to show students what good interdisciplinary research should look like.
Bachrach, Michigan War Studies Review "A debt of gratitude is owed to Pluskowski for bringing together such an enormous wealth of material otherwise only available in German, Polish and other eastern European publications and for presenting it in an accessible and intelligible form. In doing so he provides both a critical assessment of present knowledge and a blueprint for future research.
The archaeology of the Prussian Crusade: Holy War and colonisation - CentAUR
It contributes to an increasing awareness of the history of the southern Baltic region and acts as a counterbalance to oversimplifications or assumptions of incoherence that inform the historiography of the region, especially in English. There is nothing currently in print to rival this book, and it should be essential reading for all students of the Crusades in the Baltic. Rating details.
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