Thoughts on light and crusading in the Baltic.
I recently was having a discussion about a forthcoming publication with a close friend and colleague of mine, Prof. Florin Curta (University of Florida). The topic of the piece concerns a fresco of St Christopher at the Teutonic Order castle of Lochstädt (Pawlowo, Kaliningrad oblast’). The relationship of saints to crusading is an immense one, specifically saints favoured by crusaders and knights in the military orders. Naturally, favourite saints for crusaders and members of