HIS412Y1: Crusades, Conversions and Colonialization in the Medieval Baltic (formerly HIS412H1)


Explores the impact of crusades, religious conversion and colonialization on medieval Baltic history through analysis of two medieval chronicles in English translation. Topics include culture clash, medieval colonialism, Europeanization as well as German expansion eastwards, the role of the Teutonic Knights and the strategies of survival of the native Baltic people after conquest and Christianization.

Recommended Preparation: 

HIS250H1/​ HIS250Y1/​353Y1/permission of instructor

Distribution Requirements: 
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)