Medieval Russia, 980-1584

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 6, 2007 - History - 507 pages
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This revised edition is a concise, yet comprehensive narrative of the history of Russia from the reign of Vladimir I the Saint, through to the reign of Ivan IV the Terrible. Supplementing the original edition with results of recently published scholarship as well as her own research, Janet Martin emphasizes the dynamics of Russia's political evolution from the loose federation of principalities known as Kievan Rus' through the era of Mongol domination to the development of the Muscovite state. Her analyses of the ruling dynasty, of economic influences on political development, and her explorations of society, foreign relations, religion, and culture provide a basis for understanding the transformations of the lands of Rus'. Her lines of argument are clear and coherent; her conclusions and interpretations are provocative. The result is an informative, accessible, up-to-date account that will be of interest to both students and specialists of early Rus'.
 

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Contents

foreign affairs
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Rus Using them the rural sector of the society was
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The Kievan economy
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AnotherpotentialthreattoKievseconomicvitalitywasthegrowth
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a variety of fees imposed on the population for specific
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customs duties on the transport and sale of goods and
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Ivan
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more forcefully during the first quarter of the fourteenth century
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after that Novgorod evidently ignored Ivan II Its chroniclers made
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By 1359 the princes of Moscow had achieved relative
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formidable Golden Horde It too disappeared in the early sixteenth
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customsfeesfromBulgarMamaisdeterioratingfiscalpositionturned
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the postkulikovo transition
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Vsevolod d 1138 IZIASLAV Volynia ROSTISLAV Smolensk
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Table 42 The descendants of Prince Mstislav Vladimirovich
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his eldest son Mstislav assumed the throne without incident When
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IURII
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MSTISLAV
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foreign affairs
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base and political authority by incorporating the trade routes upon
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the establishment of the golden horde
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diplomatic and commercial intercourse with the Byzantine Empire
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as well as maintaining order in their lands They thus
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expand it by incorporating the remaining independent principalities
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Andrei
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Andrei the Young
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law and his policies and thereby bound his diverse lands
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however theydeveloped in concertwith theneeds of the territorially
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bilateral relations with each of them the policies guiding those
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Relations with the Baltic countries
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Janet Martin is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Miami.

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