Download e-book for kindle: The Dynasty of Chernigov, 1146–1246 by Martin Dimnik

By Martin Dimnik

ISBN-10: 0521824427

ISBN-13: 9780521824422

Historians in pre-revolutionary Russia, within the Soviet Union, in modern Russia, and within the West have regularly relegated the medieval dynasty of Chernigov to a spot of juvenile value in Kievan Rus'. This view used to be strengthened via the proof that, after the Mongols invaded Rus' in 1237, the 2 branches from the home of Monomakh residing within the Rostov-Suzdal' and Galicia-Volyn' areas emerged because the strongest. in spite of the fact that, cautious exam of the chronicle debts reporting the dynasty's historical past through the moment half the 12th and the 1st 1/2 the 13th century exhibits that the Ol'govichi of Chernigov effectively challenged the Monomashichi for supremacy in Rus'. via a serious research of the to be had fundamental assets (such as chronicles, archaeology, cash, seals, 'graffiti' in church buildings, and structure) this 2003 ebook makes an attempt right the pervading misguided view through allocating to the Ol'govichi their rightful position within the dynastic hierarchy of Kievan Rus'.

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