Carlsbergi stipendiaadid 17: Eelarvamused, huvipuudus ja väärtõlgendused – Taani ja Eesti ühise ajaloo historiograafia 1800–1990

Stefan Pajung ja Mihkel Mäesalu Uurimisprojektiga tööle asudes selgus meile, et keegi pole veel kirjutanud ülevaadet Taani-Eesti ühise ajaloo historiograafiast. Käesoleva aasta alguses otsustasime selle lünga ise täita kirjutades artikli Taani ja Eesti ühise ajaloo käsitlemisest ajaloolaste poolt. Tõsi, me piirdusime esialgu keskajaga. Artikli kirjutamisel sai meile selgeks, et ajaloolased on pikka aega käsitlenud Taani…

Carlsbergi stipendiaadid 16: Christian I muutlik suhtumine Saksa ordusse Liivimaal

Mihkel Mäesalu ja Stefan Pajung Kaheteistkümnendas ja neljateistkümnendas blogipostituses kirjutamise kuidas Taani kuninga ja Saksa ordu Liivimaa haru suhtlus käis peaasjalikult Preisimaa kaudu. Teisisõnu ei olnud Saksa ordu maameister Liivimaal ise kirjavahetuses Taani kuningaga, vaid lasi end esindada Saksa ordu kõrgmeistril. Aastatel 1454–55 muutis Taani (1448–1481), Norra (1450–1481) ja Rootsi (1457–1464) kuningas Christian I seda…

Carlsberg Foundation 18: Unanswered questions and the limits of historical knowledge. Did some of the Danish king’s liegemen in Northern Estonia reside in Denmark?

Mihkel Mäesalu & Stefan Pajung There are limits to historical knowledge, especially when studying periods so distant as the 13th or 14th century. The sources of information – chronicles, charters, documents etc. – dating from this period are rather scarce for both Denmark as well as Estonia. It is therefore often the case that we…

Carlsberg Foundation 17: Bias, neglect and misrepresentation – the unfortunate side of history writing in Denmark and Estonia between c. 1800 and 1990

Stefan Pajung and Mihkel Mäesalu Soon after we started working on this research project, we discovered to our great surprise, that a comprehensive historiography of the Danish-Estonian relationship in the Middle Ages up to the present time was nowhere to be found. So, in the beginning of 2021 we attempted to fill that void and…

Carlsberg Foundation 13: A gift worthy of a king…

Stefan Pajung and Mihkel Mäesalu Now that the Christmas time is upon us, we thought we best share a story with you, which involves kind of a gift – and a substantial at that. Most of our readers, even if they only know little about the general history of Danish Estonia, have heard of or…

Carlsberg Foundation 11: Not through the sword – but by the law

by Stefan Pajung and Mihkel Mäesalu A few blog posts back, we dealt with Valdemar Atterdag and whether he planned to regain Estonia after he had reunited the rest of the Danish kingdom. In it, we mentioned that Valdemar in 1355 had petitioned the pope to undo the cession of Estonia, but that the pope…