Russian History 2-1

Russian History 2-1 - Russian History 2-1 The Rise of...

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Russian History 2-1 The Rise of Moscow The Principalities of Rus after the Fall of Kiev Novgorod and other Rus principalities (Suzdal, Vladimir, Tver, Smolensk) o Founded in 750s by the Vikings o After Kiev, it continued to expand its fur extraction networks East to Siberia o Remained an important trading city o Substantial middle and merchant class, substantial sailing culture o Oligarchic o Peaceful and separate until Moscovy conquered it in 1478 Halych (Galicia, now western Ukraine) conquered by Poland in 1349 o Long history of disconnected development, edging towards the cultural sphere of the West. Goes in a very different direction from the rest of Kievan Rus. Eventually becomes the heartland for the development of Ukrainian national identity o 1247 Prince Daniel of Halych signs an agreement with Rome (soon negated) o Once conquered by Poland, nobles absorbed into the Polish nobility, are Catholicized and begin speaking Latin (commoners remained orthodox Slavs) o 1596 Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church in Halych signed a treaty of union with Rome- created Uniet Church – Orthodoxy in all but name and that they recognize the Pope. Grand Duchy of Lithuania (and Belarus) united with Poland in 1386
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