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The unique compelled conversion of pagan Livonia, what's now the Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, used to be performed by means of an army order often called the Brethren of the Sword. In 1236 this order was once included into the Teutonic Knights following a catastrophic army defeat. The knights had regularly consolidated their conquests via networks of castles and fortified areas, and the Livonian bankruptcy of the Teutonic Order outfitted castles of stone. This identify covers the developmental and operational historical past of those fortresses over the size of the center a while. It info how the Baltic fortifications of the Teutonic Knights advanced to mirror the altering nature of siege battle and the expanding dominance of gunpowder in struggle.

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1936) ‘Die animistische Philosophie des sibirischen Schamanismus’, Ethnos 1/4: 81–5. —— (1937) ‘Zur Frage der Entwicklungeschichte der primitiven Religionen’, Ethnos 2/3: 74–91. —— (1952) Le culte des Idoles en Sibérie, Paris: Payot. A. (1999) Shamanism and Christianity: Native Encounters with Russian Orthodox Missions in Siberia and Alaska, 1820–1917. Westport: Greenwood Press. D. Lewis-Williams The images of San (Bushman) rock art1 are among the most captivating and best understood in the world.

She demonstrated how, long ago, San people danced in the painted rock shelter to which she took Peter Jolly and me and how they raised their arms and turned to the paintings when they wished to intensify their potency (amandla). D. Lewis-Williams looked at the paintings, power flowed from the images and entered into them. This was, I believe, her way of saying that the sight of the paintings deepened the dancers’ trance experience. The images were reservoirs of n/om. M then expanded on this notion that the images themselves contained potency.

Fig. 4). In front of them is another figure in an acute bending-forward posture and a number of dots made with the tip of a finger. Such dots, which appear in many paintings, may represent n/om (Dowson 1989; see also Lewis-Williams and Blundell 1997). Colours: dark red and white. KwaZulu-Natal. Copy by Harald Pager. Dowson 1990) and associated paintings focus on the shamanistic associations of images (LewisWilliams 1998). This claim for the primacy of shamanistic concerns may, perhaps, be contested because we have no direct access to the original viewers and because, as some researchers have it, meaning is created at the moment of interaction between viewer and image.

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