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Evfimii II, archbishop of Novgorod and Pskov

Evfimii II, archbishop of Novgorod and Pskov  

(d. 1458) Officially ordained archbishop in 1434 by the metropolitan of Kiev (not Moscow),Evfimii was the last of the great Novgorodian prelates to steer a political and spiritual course ...
heresy, Judaizers

heresy, Judaizers  

Diverse and perhaps falsely named ‘Jewish-thinking Novgorod heretics’, c.1470–1515. Several factors lay behind the dissent, hostilely depicted as Jewish in origin: ties with Europe, translations of ...
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 ...
Mongol empire

Mongol empire  

An empire founded by Genghis Khan early in the 13th century. Loosely related nomadic tribesmen who lived in felt huts (yurts) and subsisted on meat and milk – and fermented mares' milk (koumiss) – ...
Paterik

Paterik  

(from Gr. paterika), Slavonic name for any of various hagiographic and apophthegmatic collections. The translated pateriki include versions of the Spiritual Meadow of John Moschos (Sinajskij ...
river Volga

river Volga  

[Finnic: Rha; Turko-Tataric: Itil, Atel, Idel]Largest river in Europe, the single most important river in Russian history. The Volga basin covers one-third of European Russia. What the river Dnieper ...
Rostov Velikii

Rostov Velikii  

Attested as early as the 9th century, Rostov was originally the centre of the Finno-Ugrian Meria tribe. Slavic settlers arrived in the 11th century, and a bishopric was established c.1093. ...
Rurikids

Rurikids  

The Rurikid dynasty, with whom various Russian principalities, notably those of Kiev and Moscow, claimed kinship, came to an end with Tsar Fedor Ivanovič in 1598. His eponymous ancestor, Rurik ...
Serapion of Vladimir

Serapion of Vladimir  

(d. 1275) Archimandrite of the Kievan Caves monastery from 1247, bishop of Vladimir-Suzdal’ from 1274.Serapion is the author of five short homilies dealing with human sin, repentance, and divine ...
Vladimir

Vladimir  

(Suzdalia) Political centre of Suzdalia in the 12th and 13th centuries. Prince Andrei Bogoliubskii (1157–74), who moved his capital there, his brother Vsevolod ‘Big Nest’ (1176– 1212), and Vsevolod’s ...

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