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The Historiography of the Translation of Kniaz’

Christian Raffensperger

Christian Raffensperger is Associate Professor of History at Wittenberg University, Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and Director of the Premodern and Ancient World Studies Program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Kingdom of Rus’

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The current translation of kniaz’ into English as “prince” or “duke” did not arise in a vacuum. Translations, like historical documents themselves, are products of their time and of their translator. As we delve into the issue...

Medieval Titulature and Rus’

Christian Raffensperger

Christian Raffensperger is Associate Professor of History at Wittenberg University, Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and Director of the Premodern and Ancient World Studies Program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Kingdom of Rus’

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Rus’ was, in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, part and parcel of the larger medieval European world. Conceptualizing it this way is an asset when attempting to comprehend the nature of a kniaz’. A comparison can then be made of medieval...

What Was a Kniaz’?

Christian Raffensperger

Christian Raffensperger is Associate Professor of History at Wittenberg University, Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and Director of the Premodern and Ancient World Studies Program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Kingdom of Rus’

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The title left unexamined in the preceding chapter is the one to which the bulk of this book is devoted and that is the Slavic title “kniaz’” (князь). The basic functions of the kniazia in Rus’ (ruler, military leader, lawgiver, and tax...

Medieval Texts and Professional Belief Systems: Latin, Church Slavonic, and Vernacular Political Narratives

Yulia Mikhailova

Yulia Mikhailova holds a PhD in Medieval History from the University of New Mexico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER discussed the need for establishing a common ground between the “parallel universes” that are the historiographies of Rus and Latin Europe and some of the many challenges of this task. This chapter will explore...

Introduction: The Problem with Names

Christian Raffensperger

Christian Raffensperger is Associate Professor of History at Wittenberg University, Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and Director of the Premodern and Ancient World Studies Program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Kingdom of Rus’

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...For better or for worse, names define concepts, ideas, people, and entities of all sorts. Whether the issue is the title of a medieval ruler or Pluto’s designation as a planet, names once given become enshrined in the imagination and become...

Rus and Latin Europe: Words, Concepts, and Phenomena

Yulia Mikhailova

Yulia Mikhailova holds a PhD in Medieval History from the University of New Mexico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...A COMPARATIVE STUDY of sources written in different languages encounters problems reminiscent of those described by Elizabeth Brown and Susan Reynolds in their critique of the classic theory of feudalism. The two catchphrases capturing...

Introduction

Sergiu Musteață

Sergiu Musteață is an archaeologist from the Republic of Moldova. He holds a Ph.D. in history (1999) and is the author of six books. Since 2012 he has been dean of the History and Geography Faculty of Ion Creanga Pedagogical State University in Chisinau. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nomads and Natives beyond the Danube and the Black Sea: 700–900 CE

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...THE EARLY MIDDLE Ages are of special importance for European history, as this period marks the genesis of many peoples, of state formation, and of the affirmation of feudal relations. This work spans almost two centuries, from the end...

Economy

Sergiu Musteață

Sergiu Musteață is an archaeologist from the Republic of Moldova. He holds a Ph.D. in history (1999) and is the author of six books. Since 2012 he has been dean of the History and Geography Faculty of Ion Creanga Pedagogical State University in Chisinau. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nomads and Natives beyond the Danube and the Black Sea: 700–900 CE

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT and humans’ daily needs drove the inhabitants of the Carpathian-Danubian regions to practice certain economic activities during the early Middle Ages. The demonstrated demographic growth in the regions to the north...

The Place of Rus’ in Europe

Christian Raffensperger

Christian Raffensperger is Associate Professor of History at Wittenberg University, Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and Director of the Premodern and Ancient World Studies Program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Kingdom of Rus’

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Europe is a place. It is a continent, though with only imprecise divisions from Asia, and one that schoolchildren are required to learn about as part of elementary geography lessons. Europe is also an idea. This can be seen most clearly...

Habitation

Sergiu Musteață

Sergiu Musteață is an archaeologist from the Republic of Moldova. He holds a Ph.D. in history (1999) and is the author of six books. Since 2012 he has been dean of the History and Geography Faculty of Ion Creanga Pedagogical State University in Chisinau. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nomads and Natives beyond the Danube and the Black Sea: 700–900 CE

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...AS A RESULT of field surveys and (rescue or systematic) archaeological excavations, a rich and diverse array of archaeological material regarding the populations to the north of the Lower Danube in the eighth–ninth centuries have been...