Scandinavia in the Baltic Sea Region

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Introduction: Scandinavia and the Baltic experienced significant change during the medieval period, including its perception by other European peoples. At the beginning of the period, it was a region largely unknown to the literate societies in the west. By the end of the medieval era, it was a known entity that had been largely integrated into the west European system both culturally and economically. This change occurred during three major periods of trade, cultural exchange, and armed conflict: the so-called Viking Age, which was centered in Scandinavia but also impacted upon other areas of the Baltic, the Northern Crusades, and the formation of the Hanseatic League.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology
Subtitle of host publicationMedieval Archaeology
EditorsClaire Smith, Tadhg O'Keeffe
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4419-0465-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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