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The House of hemp and butter : a history of old Riga / Kevin C. O'Connor.

Author/Creator:
O'Connor, Kevin, 1967- author.
Publication:
Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 325 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies
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Subjects:
Rīga (Latvia) -- History.
Latvia -- Rīga.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Riga was an ecclesiastical center, trading hub, and intended capital of a feudal state. Beginning in the twelfth century with the arrival to the eastern Baltic of German priests, traders, and knights, who conquered and converted the indigenous tribes and assumed mastery over their lands, the book follows the evolution of the city to 1710 with an account of a war that was accompanied by mass starvation, epidemic, and a flood that devastated the city"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: O'Connor, Kevin, 1967- House of hemp and butter
ISBN:
9781501747687
1501747681
9781501747694
9781501747700
OCLC:
1090904513