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Muscovy and the Mongols: Cross-Cultural Influences on the Steppe Frontier, 1304-1589 (Hardback)
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Muscovy and the Mongols: Cross-Cultural Influences on the Steppe Frontier, 1304-1589 (Hardback)

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Hardback 346 Pages / Published: 23/04/1998
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The importance of the Mongols' impact on the Rus lands has been recognised by many scholars, but its precise nature and extent is very contentious. While diverse opinions exist on the origins and development of Muscovy, the author argues that no society arises ex nihilo and that Muscovy is no exception. In this 1998 book, Donald Ostrowski considers the outside origins and influences, as well as indigenous origins and development, in order that the reader may gain a clearer understanding of Muscovy as a political entity, its political institutions and political culture. He shows that during the early period of Muscovy (1304-1448) the ecclesiastical and secular institutions were affected by two different outside influences, Byzantium and the Qipchaq Khanate, respectively. In considering these outside influences, he has set out to study Muscovy as an integral and important part of world history.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521590853
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... an invaluable book ... It raises the level of debate, and it brings together into a coherent argument a vast amount of disparate scholarship in many disciplines to illumine a difficult area in history ... Future writing on this topic will have to engage with Ostrowski's analysis one way or another.' Reviews in History
'This is a book which makes a significant contribution, and its arguments are well worth pondering.' English Historical Review
' ... a solid, thoroughly researched work on a major and often contentious topic. It is an important addition not just to Russian-Mongol imperial history, but to Eurasian and comparative studies as well.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History

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