Konradas Valenrodas Adam Mickiewicz

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Konradas Valenrodas  by  Adam Mickiewicz

Konradas Valenrodas by Adam Mickiewicz
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Linked Contents and Notes.An Hihistorical PoemExcerpt:The Teutonic Order, originally, like the Knights Hospitallers, established in the Holy Land about 1199, settled, after the cessation of the Crusades, in the country bordering upon the Baltic Sea,MoreLinked Contents and Notes.An Hihistorical PoemExcerpt:The Teutonic Order, originally, like the Knights Hospitallers, established in the Holy Land about 1199, settled, after the cessation of the Crusades, in the country bordering upon the Baltic Sea, at the mouth of the Vistula, in the year 1225.

The possession of the Baltic shores, and of such lands as the Order should conquer from the pagan Prussians and Litwini, was assured to them by Konrad, Duke of Masowsze, brother to Leszek the White of Poland. The fatal error thus committed, in abandoning a hold on the sea-coast, had afterwards a disastrous effect on the history of Poland. The Order speedily made themselves masters of the whole country of Prussia, and were engaged in ceaseless war with the pagans of Lithuania, under pretext of their conversion- more frequently, it is however to be feared, for purposes of raid and plunder.

It is, in fact, upon record that a certain Lithuanian prince, who had offered to embrace Christianity for the purpose of recovering part of his territory conquered by the Order, upon finding that his conversion would produce no better disposition in them towards himself, declared his intention of abiding in paganism, with the remark that he saw it was no question of his faith, but of his possessions...CONTENTSAUTHORS PREFACETRANSLATORS PREFACEIntroduction.I. The Election.II.III.IV. The Festival.V. War.VI. The Parting.NOTES.



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