Property, Power, and Authority in Rus and Latin Europe, ca. 1000-1236

Property, Power, and Authority in Rus and Latin Europe, ca. 1000-1236

by Yulia Mikhailova


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This book intertwines two themes in medieval studies hitherto kept apart: comparisons of Latin and Orthodox Europe and the "feudal revolution" of the late- and post-Carolingian periods. The book broadens the debate by comparing texts written in "learned" and "vulgar" Latin, Church Slavonic, Anglo-Norman, and East Slavonic. From this comparison, the Kingdom of the Rus appears as a regional variation of European society. This suggests current interpretations overemphasize factors unique to the medieval West and overlook deeper pan-European processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942401483
Publisher: Arc Humanities Press
Publication date: 07/26/2018
Series: Beyond Medieval Europe Series
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.17(h) x (d)

About the Author

Yulia Mikhailova holds a PhD in Medieval History from the University of New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Rus and Latin Europe: Words, Concepts, and Phenomena 2. Medieval Texts and Professional Belief Systems: Latin, Church Slavonic, and Vernacular Political Narratives 3. Elite Domination in Rus and Latin Europe: Princely Power and Banal Lordship 4. Interprincely Agreement and a Question of Feudo-Vassalic Relations 5. Conclusions Bibliography

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