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Ties of Kinship

Genealogy and Dynastic Marriage in Kyivan Rus´

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$49.95 • £35.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9781932650136

Publication: April 2016

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Christian Raffensperger gives us a book that has been needed for generations. Anyone who has ventured into the Kyivan chronicles and other Russian and western medieval sources immediately becomes disheartened by the maze of names and marriages of the Volodimeroviči. Not anymore, thanks to this book. But Ties of Kinship is more than a reference work; it is an erudite and ambitious work of interpretive historical scholarship that offers a source-based glimpse of how the Kyivan polity fit into a much broader social and political medieval European world. Anyone interested in Russian history or medieval Europe will find this work indispensable.—Russell E. Martin, Westminster College