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  • Polish rule in Estonia

    The rule of Poland, or rather Lithuania at first and Rzeczpospolita later, in Southern Estonia lasted for a bit longer than 60 years: from the beginning of the Livonian War in 1562, until Sweden captured the town of Tartu in 1625. The Polish era is mainly remembered as the era of recatholicism and … Continue reading

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  • The Baltic Crusade in Estonia

    The subdual of the Estonians in the beginning of XIII century was part of a larger campaign on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, launched against nations that had remained as the last pagan people in Europe. In Estonia, the Baltic Crusade is known as „The Fight for Freedom"/"The Freedom … Continue reading

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  • Administration: the story of the bishopric of Dorpat

    The bishopric of Dorpat was the only state unit in Livonia which was one whole dominion. It covered the former Ugaunia (Ugandi) county. The history of the sacral state unit, initially called the bishopric of Estonia then Lihula, is a long and complicated one. It center was moved to Tartu in 1224. … Continue reading

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  • The Estonian nations

    Several nations of different ethnic, language and cultural background have lived here about 10 000 years b.c. from the foundation of the Estonian territory at the end of the last ice age. The origin of the first people settled down in Estonia is unknown. During the ancient times both the … Continue reading

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