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Aug. 16th, 2006

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Hello!

I'm writing my MA dissertation at the moment. I'm concentrating on a comparison of motivations between the particpants of the Baltic and Albigensian Crusades. Someone mentioned to me that somewhere in the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, the idea that the Baltic region was the Virgin Mary's dowry to God, and therefore promised land, is explored, and that there is secondary literature exploring this idea in more depth.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? I am having real problems locating this idea either wihin the text itself or in any secondary reading I have come across. Help?!

I'm afraid i have cross-posted this out of desperation. Many apologises!

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From:silverwhistle
Date:August 16th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Sorry - I haven't got much in depth on the Baltic campaigns...
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From:konrad_schtahrr
Date:September 8th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
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There is mentioning about that Bishop Albert dedicated the bishop's rostrum (cathedra) and Livonian lands to Maria (Mother of God) in 1202 AD in the 3rd Book of Heinrich von Lettland's Chronicle.
And the text is referencing on the bulla of Pope Innocenty III in which the Baltic crusades was equanted with Crusades to Palestine.
PS. SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH:-))))
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From:_arnamentia_
Date:September 9th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
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Hehe, thanks. Only a year too late! :) That was for my thesis, which I handed in in September 2006 :) Glad to finally meet someone who shares an interest, though :)

P.S; your English is great, so no apologies needed!
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From:konrad_schtahrr
Date:September 10th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
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It's better later then never. :-))))))
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