Re: [SCA Newcomers] Lithuania
- In a message dated 12/30/2004 11:05:29 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
<<Could someone please direct me to sources on medieval Lithuania? I've
heard some intriguing things, but can't find any sources. Thank you.>>
I believe Lithuania is considered a Slavic country; as such, the Slavic
Interest Group in the SCA might have some good information for you. I believe
they have an e-list on yahoogroups, where this list is hosted.
I do remember that Lithuania was one of the last areas of Europe that was
Christianized, and there was actually a Crusade to that area, involving the
Teutonic Knights, so that might be a useful starting point.
Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
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- Greetings! My personae is a late for 14th century Royal that was a cousin to
Duke Vytautus the Great! I would be happy to help you in any way I can in
developing a medieval personae. My email is gintarasthetaura@....
Feel free to contact me.
And, by the way, although the SIG does include Lithuanian in its area of
interest, Lithuanian is not a slavic country by definition. The language, at
least, is not on the same branch. However it is a fascinating area to study.
The Lithuanians were the last country in Europe to covert to Christianity in
1387 and they had the largest country in Europe just before they combined
with Poland. They also worked with the Polish, the Czech, and the Tartars in
defeating the Teutonic Knights.
Some places to start would be "Lithuania Ascending" which you could probably
find on amazon.com and also "The Battle of Tannenburg 1410" which can be
found at www.ospreypublishing.com. Finally, this Medieval Lithuania website
is also a great place to learn: http://viduramziu.lietuvos.net/en/