Session338
TitleBeing Famous after a Battle: Heroes and Heroism in the Baltic Sea Region during the Middle Ages
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorDFG-Projekt 'Heilige und Helden von der Christianisierung bis zum Nationalismus: Symbole, Bilder, Erinnerung (Nord-West- Russland, baltische und nordische Länder)', Universität Greifswald
 
OrganiserGustavs Strenga, DFG-Projekt 'Heilige und Helden', Universität Greifswald
 
Moderator/ChairCordelia Hess, Historisches Institut, Universität Greifswald
 
Paper 338-a Johann von Uexküll: From Medieval Nobleman to Estonian Anti-Hero
(Language: English)
Kerli Kraus, Institute of History & Archaeology, University of Tartu
Index Terms: Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 338-b Becoming a Hero: Wolter von Plettenberg, the Master the Teutonic Order's Livonian Branch (1494-1535), and the Construction of His Fame
(Language: English)
Gustavs Strenga, DFG-Projekt 'Heilige und Helden', Universität Greifswald
Index Terms: Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 338-c Remembrance of the Crusade of King Valdemar II to Estonia (1219) in Medieval Denmark and Livonia
(Language: English)
Mihkel Mäesalu, Institute of History & Archaeology, University of Tartu
Index Terms: Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractWars, uprisings, and internal conflicts historically have been events during which individuals could demonstrate their valour and leadership that made them suitable to be seen as heroes by their contemporaries. In this session, based on the case studies from medieval Livonia (modern Estonia and Latvia), we will discuss how the medieval and early modern battles and conflicts influenced an individual's opportunities to become a hero or anti-hero after a battle in a long term. The two heroes and anti-hero discussed here were later remembered not only regionally but were known in Northern Europe.