Re: [sig] Conversion (was: Fealty Oaths)
- In a message dated 9/29/2000 11:02:18 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Depends on which Baltic tribe you mean, Predslava. The Teutonic knightsYes, I forgot that. However, officially, they were "converting" those tribes.
> wiped out the Prus entirely... they were not converting but clearing the
It was a "crusade" sanctioned in the early XIII century by the Pope (IIRC it
was Innocent III -- what a name!).
> Lithuania underwent a pseudovoluntary conversion when WladyslawAgain, IIRC, Lithuania underwent several "conversions" (and reversions to the
> Jagiello converted, of the "I'm the king and you all are going to convert
> now and I'm going to burn the shrines."
old ways) as they sought the best allies. Very practical people.