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Central Lithuania

CENTRAL LITHUANIA   Middle Lithuania. Region around Vilnius, the medieval and present capital of Lithuania. Vilnius is now in the east of Lithuania, but the region was “central” in respect of the Great Principality of Lithuania of the later middle ages, … Continue reading

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BLEKINGE County and former province in southern Sweden, on the Baltic coast, capital Karlskrona.   It lies to the northeast of Skåne, the southernmost part of Sweden. For much of the middle ages Blekinge belonged to Denmark.   Turmoil in Denmark in … Continue reading

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ARGENGAU Medieval district to the north and northeast of the eastern end of Lake Constance (Bodensee), named after the River Argen.   The great family of Welf were powerful in this region in the 10th -12th centuries.

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