Germans' truce with Polotsk

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Polotsk was angered by Germans' actions of in Livonia, and threatened to torch all the forts in Livonia, if latter do not stop converting the lands. Neither of the parties, however, were interested in waging war. Lithuanians became their common ground, and alliance against them was the center point of the truce. Polotsk gave up its demands in Livonia, and merchants were allowed to travel freely in Väina area.

Image: River of Väina near Polotsk in 1912.

Source: Sulev Vahtre. Muinasaja loojang Eestis. Vabadusvõitlus 1208-1227. Olion: Tallinn 1990

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Old_polotsk.jpg


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