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This ground-breaking examine of the position of crusading in late-medieval and early sleek Denmark argues that crusading had a big effect on political and spiritual existence in Scandinavia throughout the center a while, which persisted lengthy after the Reformation ostensibly must have positioned an finish to its viability inside of Protestant Denmark.

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47–51; Lockhart 2004, pp. 3–4. introduction 31 Schleswig and Count of Holstein. 123 Until the end of the period, the geographical area controlled by the Danish kings was large but sparsely populated and economically poor compared to other European kingdoms. 124 From the thirteenth century the annual market in Skåne and the herring Àshery in the Sound (Øresund) had become a major source of income for the Danish kings. Its importance waned during the Àfteenth century as it was relegated from an international trade centre to a local Àsh market.

113 During the great schism in the Western Church, contact virtually seized with the papacy until 1389 when the situation was normalised with Danish support for the Roman Pope Boniface IX. 115 The connection to Rome was re-established in the Àrst years of the reign of Christian I. 116 After 1450 and until 1523 the pope was drawn in again and again into the political struggles between the different countries of the union, one consequence of which were the efforts to gain more permanent contacts at the curia.

110 Cf. the articles in Riget, magten, æren. 111 Cf. The Cambridge History of Medieval Scandinavia, pp. 733–43. 112 Cf. Olesen 1992; Albrechtsen 1997, pp. 201–4. 28 introduction succeeded his father in 1513, was crowned as king of Sweden. During the banquet that followed, he arrested a large number of nobles and ecclesiastics, who with little ceremony were condemned as heretics by a panel headed by the Swedish archbishop Gustav Trolle. They were executed Àve days later in an event known alternatively as the bloodbath in Stockholm or the Stockholm Massacre.

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