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Book: Medieval Visby and Gotland

Chapter: 7. The civil war in 1288

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26492


The chapter starts with an overview of the known facts of this unique civil war between a city and its surrounding countryside, followed by a discussion about the backgound and consequences of the conflict. The chapter also includes a short overview of Gotland after 1288. Although the island lost its control over Visby, the countryside continued to be a wealthy region for several decades.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anders AndrĂ©n ( - aandren) 'Stockholm University'