Russia and the Golden Horde: The Mongol Impact on Medieval Russian History

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Indiana University Press, 1987 - History - 180 pages

"... an imaginative and dispassionate re-examination of the significance of the Mongol Conquest and its aftermath for Russia's historical development." —Slavic Review

"On all counts Russia and the Golden Horde infuses the subject with fresh insights and interpretations." —History

"Combining rigorous analysis of the major scholarly findings with his own research, Halperin has produced both a much-needed synthesis and an important original work." —Library Journal

"Halperin's new book combines sound scholarship and a flair for storytelling that should help publicize this all too unfamiliar tale in the West." —Virginia Quarterly Review

"It is a seminal work that will be repeatedly cited in the future... " —The Historian

"... ingenious and highly articulate... " —Russian Review

 

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An easy read for a period of history with lots of names, dates, and battles, yet almost exceedingly so. The work is very short despite covering several centuries of history, and at times glosses over ... Read full review

Russia and the Golden Horde: the Mongol impact on medieval Russian history

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Halperin offers an incisive, scholarly overview of how the "Mongol Yoke'' (1240-1480) shaped and influenced Russia in elemental ways. His command of the medieval sources and the armada of studies they ... Read full review

Contents

The Medieval EthnoReligious Frontier
1
Kievan Rus and the Steppe
10
The Russian Theory of Mongol Rule
61
Economic and Demographic Consequences
75
The Mongols and the Muscovite Autocracy
87
The Mongols and Russian Society
104
Conclusion
126
Bibliography
158
Index
175
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