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annals and chronicles: central/eastern Europe—Slavic chronicles, chronographs, and histories

annals and chronicles: central/eastern Europe—Slavic chronicles, chronographs, and histories  

With their entry into Christendom, the Slavs created writing traditions based on established literary models and conceptions of history. From the Cyrillo-Methodian mission to Great Moravia in the mid ...
Art and Architecture of Rus᾽

Art and Architecture of Rus᾽  

The Byz. tradition was the primary inspiration of “high” art in medieval Russia. While examples of Byz. art penetrated Rus᾽ before the nation's conversion to Christianity, the major Byz. impact ...
Azov Sea

Azov Sea  

(Μαιω̑τις), an extension of the northeastern part of the Black Sea, reached via the straits of the Cimmerian Bosporos. Trade routes went from the Sea of Azov north to Rus᾽ ...
Baltic Sea

Baltic Sea  

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Regional NaviesThe Baltic Sea, including the Gulfs of Bothnia, Finland, and Riga but excluding The Sound and the Danish straits, has an ...
battle of Lake Chud (Peipus)

battle of Lake Chud (Peipus)  

Battle on the ice of Lake Chud (Peipus) on the Russian–Estonian border in which Prince Alexander Nevskii of Novgorod defeated the Teutonic Knights on 5 April 1242. The Novgorod victory ...
Czech Literature

Czech Literature  

Late medieval Czech literature consists of hymns, saints' lives, chronicles, and the fragments of several epics. In the early fifteenth century, the standing of Jan Hus as a religious leader ...
diplomacy

diplomacy  

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N.the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad: an extensive round of diplomacy in the Middle East.
Dnieper

Dnieper  

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(Δάναπρις, also Βορυσθένης), river flowing south from the Valdai hills to the Black Sea west of the Crimea. Tributaries and portages link the upper Dnieper to the Volga for eastern ...
epigraphy: Slavic alphabets, palaeography, epigraphy

epigraphy: Slavic alphabets, palaeography, epigraphy  

Three alphabets have been used to represent the Slavic languages: Glagolitic, Cyrillic, and Roman. Slavic words may have been represented in Greek or Roman letters before the Moravian mission (863) ...
Galitza

Galitza  

Or Galič (Γάλιτζα, also “Galatikon” in Theodore Prodromos—A. Kazhdan in Okeanos 356), town on the Dniester and center of one of the principalities of Rus᾽. Vladimirko of Galič (1141–53) was ...
Garðar

Garðar  

ON names for Rus’. Garðar is known from runic inscriptions, skaldic poetry, and early kings’ sagas from the 10th to 11th centuries, first attested in 996. Garðaríki is documented from ...
Greek

Greek  

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Outside Greece, Greek was much less known in Europe in medieval times than was Latin, and was largely limited to scholarly circles interested in classical texts, theology, philosophy, and science. ...
infantry

infantry  

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N. soldiers marching or fighting on foot; foot soldiers collectively.
Kiev

Kiev  

Located on the river Dnieper, on the trade routes from central Europe and the Baltic to Byzantium and the Arab caliphates, Kiev had been settled for several centuries before Varangian ...
Klim Smoljatič

Klim Smoljatič  

Monk; metropolitan of Kiev (27 July 1147–55, 1159); and a figure of controversy in Russo-Byz. ecclesiastical and cultural relations.In the ecclesiastical controversy Klim (Clement) was elected ...
Michael III

Michael III  

Patriarch of Constantinople (Jan. 1170 [V. Grumel, REB 1 (1943) 258]–Mar. 1178); died Constantinople. A relative of the metropolitan of Anchialos (his customary designation “of Anchialos” is ...
Nikephoros I

Nikephoros I  

Metropolitan of Kiev (Dec. 1104–Apr. 1121). He was of Greek origin, but his early career in Byz. is unknown. In Rus᾽ Nikephoros was conspicuous in nurturing the local church and ...
Novgorod

Novgorod  

A city in NW Russia, on the Volkhov River at the northern tip of Lake Ilmen, which is Russia's oldest city; it was settled by the Varangian chief Rurik in 862 and ruled by Alexander Nevsky between ...
Pskov

Pskov  

(earlier, Pl’skov’; German, Pleskau) A town from the 9th century, Pskov and its surrounding territory at first formed part of Novgorod’s lands; it became independent from 1348. Situated on the ...
Rhosia

Rhosia  

(῾Πωσία).Rhosia was a term with a variety of meanings in Byz. texts.1. In the most common Byz. usage Rhosia designates the land of the Rus᾽. The term is first ...

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