Medieval Russia, 980-1584 / Edition 2

Medieval Russia, 980-1584 / Edition 2

by Janet Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521859166

ISBN-13: 9780521859165

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This revised edition is a concise, yet comprehensive, narrative of the history of Russia from the reign of Vladimir I the Saint, through 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…  See more details below

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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 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 and 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'.

About the Author:
Janet Martin is Professor of History at the University of Miami

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521859165
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Textbooks Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on names, dates, and transliteration
Chronology
List of abbreviations
1The era of Vladimir I1
2Princes and politics (1015-1125)21
3Kievan Rus' society57
4Kievan Rus': the final century90
5The Golden Horde134
6The Russian lands within the Golden Horde158
7The Daniilovich ascension199
8The unification and centralization of Muscovy236
9Muscovite domestic consolidation267
10Foreign policy and foreign trade302
11Ivan IV the Terrible327
12Conclusions and controversies372
Select bibliography400
Index424

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