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kievanrus (2)

kievanrus (2) - knyaz’ title roughly corresponding to...

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SLL330g – Russian Thought and Civilization Kievan Rus’: the Riurik Dynasty Terms: Rus’ (or in some texts Ruthenia ): the territories and people associated with medieval pre- Russia, lasting until the 13 th century Varangians : Scandinavian peoples (Vikings) who settled among the Slavs, ostensibly “invited” to rule over them.
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Unformatted text preview: knyaz’ : title roughly corresponding to “prince” boyar : member of the aristocratic class of Kievan Rus’ veche : a form of popular assembly used to govern in Novgorod and Pskov posadnik : the civil administrator under the veche system voevoda : a military leader and administrator...
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