What kind of idea about Rus and Russians does the
chronicle give, does the notion of Russian land and
Russian people evolve as we read on? Think about the
parts on coming of Varangians and, then, Sviatoslavs
speech (page 63)
Who are pr
Ethnic makeup of USSR (1941) - the pale red indicates Russians
Russian Northern side (now):
Dagestan, Adyghea, KabardinoBalkaria, Karachai-Cherkessia,
North Ossetia, Krasnodar
Region, Stavropol Region
Russian nobility - gentry - dvorianstvo
In Muscovy noblemen (boyare and the smaller fish) dependent on the Tsar,
their lands are often subject of requisition (out of favour), gambling, debt etc no
Golden Horde Rule or Tatar Yoke 1240s-1480
The Golden Horde was the Mongolian invasion from the East that lasted
Mongols subjugated the princes as their representatives and tax
Mongols did not influence internal affairs, freedo
Elizabeth and Catherine
Culture of palaces, courts and entertainment. Court intrigues are common.
Advancement of arts but mostly via copying the Western examples.
Several native literary efforts exist but not enough.
Influx of forei
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literary devices, plot specifics, characterization etc)
Kievan Rus and Medieval Europe
In proto-Kievan Rus
Kievan Rus Principalities
Muscovy growth 1390-1525
Eastern Europe 14th century
Russia expansion 1613-1914
Kievan Rus (800s-1200s)
The Golden Horde Rule (1300-1400s)
Grand Duchy of
Ice swim: http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=1diaIt-9sDk
Moscow Kremlin Oak version under Ivan Kalita (early 1300s)
Kremlin, old Slavic kremink: from Greek kremnos - steep cliff or Mongolian
kirim/kerem the prot
Herzens Moscow and Petersburg
How does the author characterize Petersburg and Moscow?
What kind of contrast does he use?
Think about: old vs new
history and memory vs present
passivity vs activity
religion vs pragmatism
Russianness vs Westernness
Church Schism - 1666 Church Council excommunicates both the Old
Believers and the reformer, Patriarch Nikon (since 1653)
Secularism: squeezed between European dominant forces, Russia had influx of
technology, goods, entertainment and other cultural artifa