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dc.contributor.advisorOster, Rose-Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorPasternak, James Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-03T15:38:21Z
dc.date.available2005-08-03T15:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2005-06-23en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2692
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the ethno-political factors involved in the founding of the first 'Russian' state in Kiev in the 9th century. The rise of Kiev is considered through the historical frame of the so-called 'Normanist Controversy,' which was initiated by German academicians at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences in the 18th century. The questions of early Russian state history are contextualized through an analysis of the history of the nationalistic internal politics of the Controversy. This work assumes a multicultural approach to the question of Kievan Rus' identity which transcends the traditional polarized thinking of the 'Normanist' and 'Anti-Normanist' factions. Three principal 'ethno-political' representations of Kievan history emphasize the autochthonous character of the state formation process and consider the multicultural contributions of the Scandinavians, Slavs, and nomadic tribes during the Great Migration Period, as well as the cultural and political-economic influence of Byzantium on the rise of Kievan power.en_US
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dc.titleThe Mother of All Russian Cities: Three Perspectives on the Rise Of Kievan Russia in the 9th Century: The Multiethnic State of the Rus' in the Historical-Cultural Framework of the 'Normanist Controversy'en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGermanic Language and Literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHistory, Europeanen_US


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