MAIASP. 2022. No. 14

A.G. Emanov (Tyumen, Russia)

Book review: Shchavelev, A.S. 2020. Chronotope of the Rurikid Polity (911987). Moscow: Akvilon

DOI: 10.53737/2713-2021.2022.88.33.023

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The Review deals with Concept of Rurikids Polity of the 10th c., proposed by Aleksei Shchavelev, Senior Researcher at the Center for Eastern Europe in the Ancient and Medieval World, Department of the History of Byzantium and Eastern Europe, Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Sciences, parses its Chronology and spatial Structure, the Genealogy of the early Rurikids and the Dynamics of their territorial Power. The Concept of Polity replaces the previous irrelevant for pre-Christian Times Notions Ancient Russia, Kievan Rus, and Ancient Russian State. As a Basis for Reconstruction of Rurikid Polity in 10th c. served not so much Primary Chronicle, which Chronology Causes all increasing Criticism, as Tactics by the Byzantium Emperor Leo VI the Wise, a Treatise De administrando Imperio by the Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, letters of Adviser of Cordoba Caliphates Grandee Hasdai ibn Shaprut and others. This Polity emerged as a Result of stochastic Fluctuations in ethno-social, event and personal History.

Key words: Rurikid, Polity, Chronotope, Rus, Rusia, Leo VI the Wise, Tactics, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, De administrando Imperio, Hasdai ibn Shaprut.

Received August 25, 2022

Accepted for publication September 19, 2022

About the author:

Emanov Aleksandr Georgievich (Tyumen, Russia). Dr. habil. (History), Professor, Tyumen State University

E-mail: a.g.emanov@utmn.ru