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Workshop "Paganism in the Grand Dutchy of Lithuania" (13th–15 cc.)

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On 25 February, 5.30 pm, the research seminar "Paganism in the Grand Dutchy of Lithuania" (13th–15 cc.) as Seen by Orthodox and Catholic Rulers and Clerics" (from the series "Christianity in the History of Medieval and Modern Europe") is scheduled.
The seminar is part of the wider research agenda to look at religious intolerance in the history of Christian cultures that is pursued by the Centre for Ukranian and Belorussian Studies (Faculty of History, Moscow Lomonosov State University) in conjunction with the Centre for French-Russian Studies (Moscow)

The seminar will address the following topics:

  • dukes of Lithuania, Polish-Lithuanian rulers, Teutonic Knights and lithuanian pagans: the Christianization of Lithuania in recent research
  • how can we account or the absence of traces of an orthodox mission among lithuanian pagans in the 11th–15th centuries?
  • "double faith" (religious syncretism) in the "popular" culture of the Eastern Europe
  • how productive is the concept of "double faith" (syncretism)?
The seminar will open with two papers: Sergey V. Polekhov (Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences & Institute for Social Sciences, The Russian Presidential Academy for National Economy and Administration) "Christianity and Paganism in the Grand Dutchy of Lithuania", and Mikhail V. Dmitriev (Centre for Medieval Studies, School of History, HSE) "Confession-specific Elements in the Ideology of the 'Eastern Mission' of the Teutonic Knights and of Polish Clerics in the 15th Century".

If you would like to attend the seminar, please contact Prof Mikhail V. Dmitriev at dmitrievm300@gmail.com.

The seminar will take place at the Centre for French-Russian Studies (Moscow) in the Rudomino Library for Foreign Literature (1 Nikoloyamskaya str.), 2nd floor. You will need an ID (or the Library card) to access the Library.