IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 712: Pagan Versus Christian: The Clash of Societies, Cultures and Realpolitik - Swedish, East Baltic, and West Slavonic Case Studies of Europeanization 900-1300, I: Paganism, Conversion, and Politics

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Nils Blomkvist, Gotland Centre for Baltic Studies, Visby
Moderator/Chair:Nils Blomkvist, Gotland Centre for Baltic Studies, Visby
Paper 712-aPagan versus Christian: A Question of Religion or Power?
(Language: English)
Henrik Janson, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Pagan Religions
Paper 712-bConversion or Resistance: Two Strategies of Slavonic Societies versus Christianisation
(Language: English)
Christian Lübke, Historisches Institut, Universität Greifswald
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Slavic, Pagan Religions
Paper 712-cLegitimisation of a Christian Kingdom: Sweden, 1000-1300
(Language: English)
Thomas Lindkvist, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Pagan Religions, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Lately around the Baltic several rather large research projects or programmes have been working on medieval transformation problems in a North and East-middle European context.
Representatives of three such recent or still existing projects – the Swedish Christianisation project, the Swedish/East Baltic Culture Clash or Compromise project and the German/Polish border project – have agreed that the ‘special thematic strand’ devoted to Clash of Cultures at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds presents an opportunity, not to say demanding obligation to suggest proposals for participation. This is to submit a proposal for arranging two full sessions of three 20-minute papers during the congress, in which we ‘confront’ papers from the research fields of the three different projects.