Talk:Battle of Głogów
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The exerted efforts to make this cock-and-bull-story an early exhibit of inherent German hostility are still not convincing:
The general problem: The Empire was, by own account a universal, in fact a multi-ethnic state. In this regard the equalisation with "Germany" seems anachronistic, though eagerly pursued by German nationalists, who may not be right. Therefore:
1. Wasn't this first and foremost a Bohemian, pardon: Czech action of Svatopluk, taking revenge on Bolesław (not exactly a saint himself) for campaigning Bohemia one year earlier? Indeed Bohemia was part of the Empire from beginning to end, but I wonder if Czechs would appreciate being called "Germans".
2. Wasn't this incident also part of the fratricidal war between Bolesław and Zbigniew, who (a traitor against Poland?) had fled from to Henry and asked him for help?
3. Wasn't ruthless Henry, the "German king" (well, Salian rex romanorum actually, but these are details...) primarily after Bolesław for supporting Coloman of Hungary, and not after the heroes of Głogów or Poles in general. And wasn't it Bolesław, who took the townsmen hostage by hiding within the walls of their city?