Week 6 Moscow

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Decline of Mongol Power: The Rise of Moscow Princes 1380-1480
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Moscow Princes Ivan I “Kalita” (1328-1340) “the Moneybags” Dmitrii Donskoi (1359-1389): led the first Russian victory over Mongols in 1380 Vasilii I (1389-1425): in 1452 refused to pay further tribute to Mongols; “gifts” Vasilii II (1425-1462) “the Blind” Ivan III (1462-1505) “The Great”: formally renounced Mongol suzerainty in 1480; show- down at Ugra River
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Taking of Mongol Territories 1552: Khanate of Kazan captured by Russians 1556: Khanate of Astrakhan captured by Russians 1783: Area of Crimea captured by Russians
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The Rise of Moscow
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Odds Against Moscow Weaker and smaller than its rival principalities Its princes had to claim for Moscow the title of Grand Prince, and establish system of succession It had limited resources It had no real “edge” technologically or culturally (with the exception of the ROC) over its opponents
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Moscow’s Advantages Its princes offered law and order—and
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course RUSS 2211 taught by Professor Vicks,mega during the Fall '05 term at Colorado.

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Week 6 Moscow - Decline of Mongol Power The Rise of Moscow...

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