No Baltic tribe or tribal group seems to have had a history so dynamic, rich in incident, and tragic as the Old Prussians. They died out during conflicts between two medieval European cultures — Christian and pagan — and were physically destroyed or assimilated. The Latvian and Lithuanian people have the Old Prussians to thank more than anyone else for their existence. Under the cover of their heroic resistance against the crusaders, which lasted for almost the whole of the 13th century, the foundations of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were laid, which, in turn, became an obstacl...
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