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"... 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

Indiana University Press

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

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Library Journal
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 have generated is impressive. Many basic interpretations are skillfully dismissed, e.g., the assumption that the Mongol overlords prevented Russia from experiencing the Renaissance. 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. It casts new light on a particularly problematic period of Russian history and will surely prompt others to expand upon its major themes. Excellent notes and bibliography. History Book Club alternate. Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll. Lib., Burlington, Vt.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253204455
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1987
  • Edition description: First Midland Book Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 486,923
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents


I The Medieval Ethno-Religious Frontier
II Kievan Rus’ and the Steppe
III The Mongol Empire and the Golden Horde
IV The Mongol Administration of Russia
V The Mongol Role in Russian Politics
VI The Russian "Theory" of Mongol Rule
VII Economic and Demographic Consequences
VIII The Mongols and the Muscovite Autocracy
IX The Mongols and Russian Society
X Cultural Life
XI Conclusion


Indiana University Press

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