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In actuality, no one knows exactly and under what circumstances Pskov was founded. All we know is that the city was first mentioned in the Chronicle in Nonetheless, Pskovians have always sought to ascribe to their "countrywoman" tremendous significance in local and national history.

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According to documents in the archives of the Pskov Museum Reserve, many of the fairy tales of Olga and Igor gained popular renown at the end of the 19th century, as a subject for "tableaux vivant. Igor aspired to gather in the lands of the Slavic krivichi, and Olga was a daughter of a local chieftain.


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Yet romanticism holds on tightly, no matter the facts. Through the generations, the story of a Russian ahem, Pskovian Cinderella, whose beauty and wise discourse conquered the Kievan prince's heart, is supplemented by yet another myth: that of social equality in ancient Pskov. The latter is rolled out as proof of Pskovians' moral superiority vis-a-vis the citizens of Novgorod or, later, Moscow.

Pskovians have always felt themselves to be special and independent. One could argue that history has given Pskovians sufficient grounds for this self-assurance. Pskov's military victories have always been a source of special pride: the city's unassailable walls shamed many would-be conquerers. For instance, it was here in that the Swedish King Gustav Adolf suffered his only military defeat.

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And yet, this glorious episode also holds another significance When he retreated from Pskov, Gustav Adolf took up residence in Tartu present day Estonia , where he founded Tartu UnIversity, one of the world's oldest and most respected academic institutions. But Pskov, for its part, did not have a university until the early 20th century. Only God knows whether we won or lost that battle, Pskovians joke. Pskov had to have such impregnable city walls because it stands at the crossroads of several great cultures which were often at war with one another -- Russians, Poles, Lithuanians, Swedes, Ukrainians, Finns.

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Seller Inventory mon Condition: New. Seller Inventory M Seller Inventory A Published by Osprey UK ISBN About this Item: Osprey UK A little wear to card edges; a near fine copy. The battle of Lake Peipus took place in between the Teutonic Knights and the Russian city-state of Novgorod, led by its inspirational leader Alexandre Nevskii.

The Teutonic Knights were a powerful military order, backed with the crusading zeal of Europe, the blessing of the Pope and the support of the Holy Roman Emperor. This battle, although little-known in the west, was important in the history of the medieval eastern crusades, the Teutonic defeat having a serious effect on future events. Examines the Crusade against Novgorod and the fierce fighting around the frozen shores of Lake Peipus.


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