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Книга Borderlands of Western Civilization: A heritage of East primary Europe Borderlands of Western Civilization: A background of East valuable Europe Книги Исторические Автор: Oscar Halecki Год издания: 2001 Формат: pdf Издат.:Simon courses Страниц: 556 Размер: 1,1 ISBN: 096657348X Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Written through the well-known Polish historian, this is often arguably the simplest, such a lot finished paintings at the topic ever released within the English language.

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According to the first of these two schools, it was the Normans who, bringing even the name of Rus from Scandinavia, played a decisive role in the formation of the Russian State, giving to the tribes of the Eastern Slavs their first political organization and remaining their real leaders throughout the ninth and tenth centuries. The Anti-Normanists would reduce that role to the occasional cooperation of various groups of vikings who in the course of these centuries, and perhaps even earlier, came to a Slavic country where the name Rus, of local origin, was already used.

Boleslaw kept only Moravia, so that the state of the Premyslids was temporarily divided between the Empire and Poland. In 1013, in the midst of the German war, Poland was for the first time threatened by a joint action of her western and eastern neighbors, the Emperor having resumed earlier German relations with the Kievan State. That was probably one of the reasons why Boleslaw, immediately after the Treaty of Budziszyn, decided to interfere with the internal struggle among the sons of Vladimir of Kiev, supporting the one who had married his daughter.

The tribes of the Kiev region are undoubtedly the ancestors of the Ukrainians of today; not only the Polianians but also their western neighbors, the Dulebians in Volhynia (therefore sometimes called Volhynians), as well as the Severians east of the Dnieper River. The Dreylianians must have belonged to the same ethnic and linguistic group too, but the Dregovichians north of them may rather be associated with the later White Ruthenians, while the Radimichians, together with the Viatichians, expanding in the Volga Basin, were the main body of the future Great Russian group.

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