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The Curonians (also called Kursi, Latvian Kurši) are one of the extinct Baltic tribes that later formed the Latvian nation. They gave their name to the nation of Courland, and to the modern Latvian province of Kurzeme. The Baltic Sea The Balts or Baltic peoples are a group of Indo-European tribes who settled the area between lower Vistula and upper Dvina and Dneper. ... Map Kurland, Courland, Couronia, Curonia, Kurzeme a former Baltic province of the Teutonic Order state in Livonia (ca. ... Courland, Kurland, Couronia, or Curonia, a former Baltic province of the Teutonic Order state in Livonia (ca. ...


The Curonians were known as fierce warriors, and were involved in several wars and alliances with Swedish, Danish and Icelandic Vikings. Chapter 46 of Egils Saga describes one Viking expedition by the Vikings Thorolf and Egill Skallagrímsson in Courland. The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... Egill Skallagrímsson in a 17th century manuscript of Egils Saga Egils saga is an epic Icelandic saga attributed to Snorri Sturluson about Egill Skallagrímsson, an Icelandic viking and skald. ... The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... Picture of Egill in a 17th century manuscript of Egils Saga Egill Skallagrímsson (also Egill Skalla-Grímsson) was a viking and a skald. ...


The Curonians were one of the last Latvian peoples to accept Christianity, although pagan customs were continued after the 19th century. Some of the most important writing sources about the Curonians are the Henrici Chronicon Livoniae, the Livländische Reimschronike, well as the Egils Saga and the Saxo Grammaticus Gesta Danorum. The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia (Latvian: IndriÄ·a hronika, Latin: Heinrici Cronicon Lyvoniae, Estonian: Läti Henriku kroonika) is a historic document describing the history of Latvia and Estonia from 1180 to 1227. ... Egill Skallagrímsson in a 17th century manuscript of Egils Saga Egils saga is an epic Icelandic saga attributed to Snorri Sturluson about Egill Skallagrímsson, an Icelandic viking and skald. ... Saxo, etching by the Danish-Norwegian illustrator Louis Moe (1857 – 1945) Saxo Grammaticus (estimated. ... Bishop Asgar, etching by the Danish-Norwegian illustrator Louis Moe (1857—1945) Gesta Danorum (Deeds of the Danes) is a work of Danish history, by 12th century author Saxo Grammaticus (Saxo the Grammarian). It is the most ambitious literary undertaking of medieval Denmark. ...


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:: Kursiu Nerija National Park :: Humans :: Historical Features of the Curonian Spit :: Cultural heritage :: (2761 words)
Curonian fishermen sailed four different kinds of boats: dragnet boat, sailing boat, fish-trap boat, and kurenai (korno valte); they had the name given according to the net they were drawing.
Both fishermen from the Curonian Spit and from other side of lagoon were used to hunt crows until the middle of the 20th century.
The Curonian language was used until the middle of the 20th century and finally disappeared in early sixties.
Curonian Spit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (498 words)
The Curonian Spit stretches from the Sambian Peninsula on the south to its northern tip next to a narrow strait, across from which is the port city of Klaipėda on the mainland of Lithuania.
The northern 52 km long stretch of the Curonian Spit peninsula belongs to Lithuania, while the rest is part of the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia (see the map).
Since 2000, the Curonian Spit is on the UNESCO's World Heritage List under cultural criteria "V" (an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture [...], or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change).
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