Medieval Russia, 980-1584

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Dezember 2007



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'.


1. The era of Vladimir I; 2. Princes and politics (1015–1125); 3. Kievan Rus' society; 4. Kievan Rus': the final century; 5. The Golden Horde; 6. The Russian lands within the Golden Horde; 7. The Daniilovich ascension; 8. The unification and centralization of Muscovy; 9. Muscovite domestic consolidation; 10. Foreign policy and foreign trade; 11. Ivan IV the Terrible; 12. Conclusions and controversies.


Janet Martin is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Miami.
EAN: 9780521676366
ISBN: 0521676363
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Medieval Textbooks'. 2 Rev ed. 5 b/w illus. 6 maps. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2007
Seitenanzahl: 540 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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