Medieval Russia, 980-1584 / Edition 1by Janet L. B. Martin, Janet Martin
Pub. Date: 12/28/1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is a concise and comprehensive narrative history of Russia from 980 to 1584. Presenting developments in social and economic areas, as well as in political history, foreign relations, religion and culture, Janet Martin breaks away from the traditional view of Old Russia as a static, immutable culture, and emphasizes the "dynamic" and changing qualities of Russian society. She develops lines of argument that lead to clear conclusions concerning how and why the states and society of the lands of the Rus' assumed the forms and characteristics that they did.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments; 1. The Era of Vladimir 1; 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 centralisation of Muscovy; 9. Muscovite domestic consolidation; 10. Foreign policy and foreign trade; 11. Ivan IV the Terrible; 12. Conclusions and controversies; Index.
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