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The Relations Between Ancient Russia and Scandinavia, and the Origin of the Russian State

three lectures delivered at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May, 1676

by Vilhelm Ludvig Peter Thomsen

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


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The Relations between Ancient Russia and Scandinavia, first published in 1877, by the Danish philologist, Vilhelm Thomsen (1842-1927), contains Thomsen"s three lectures on the origins of the Russian state. The lectures were given at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May 1876. The first lecture covers the ethnic background of ancient Russia and its earliest political institutions and the second and third lectures investigate Russia"s Scandinavian origins. Thomsen demonstrated and explored the interlinked histories of Russia and Scandinavia ...

Edition Notes

SeriesCambridge Library Collection, Cambridge Library Collection
The Physical Object
Pagination162 s.
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27085135M
ISBN 101108014542
ISBN 109781108014540
OCLC/WorldCa761283713

So economically, the Sami were better off. On account of these Varangians, the district of Novgorod became known as Russian Rus land. Some mentions of a remnant of the Varangian Guard can be found in the historical record until as late asbut it was no longer the mighty fighting force of Viking warriors that once had been. The advanced city culture was almost completely destroyed.

Wanted on criminal charges by the U. The Lappmark Proclamation of was in keeping with this view. Further as the Finnish farmers moved into Kemi Lappmark, they cleared the forests, which destroyed the traditional Sami lifestyle. And in the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries, there was also emigration into Sweden. Thus the Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Emperor became very attractive, for the pay was good and dependable, and there was much glory to be found in the service of the Emperor. See photos Spine ends show a little fraying and softening.

Within a few decades these Rus, together with other Scandinavian groups operating farther west, extended their raiding activities down the main river routes toward Baghdad and Constantinoplereaching the latter in The figure is most likely correct, and these ships would have consisted of small ships, basically a hybrid between a dugout canoe and the familiar clinker-built Viking ship. There were several reasons for this. He carried a lance in his hand, as is the custom in foreign lands. In order to join the Varangian Guard, a warrior had to pay an initiation fee, which ranged from 7 to 16 pounds of gold. Finally, in June, the ships left Kiev, sailing southwards on the river Dneiper.


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The membership of the guard was largely Scandinavian, but included Anglo-Saxons, Irishmen, Scots, Germans, and other men from northern Europe. Various semi-independent princes still claimed specific territories, [49] but Ivan III forced the lesser princes to acknowledge the grand prince of Moscow and his descendants as unquestioned rulers with control over military, judicial, and foreign affairs.

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Volume displays commensurate wear and aging, with a well preserved overall appearance. Freedom was stamped out within the Russian lands. Kiev's dominance waned, to the benefit of Vladimir-Suzdal in the north-east, Novgorod in the north, and Halych-Volhynia in the south-west.

The Sami vs. Outsiders

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The twenty-four to thirty foot long boat was sewn together with reindeer sinew, a Sami custom that dates from the Viking Age to the 18th century. Anders Nilsson, for example, was burned alive after he refused to give up his drum.

The Rus forces then turned to attack the Caspian area The Relations Between Ancient Russia and Scandinavia. But in the end, it was he, not the thieves, who ended up behind bars. The men who entered Byzantine military service were allowed to remain in the city indefinitely so long as their military service lasted.

The war correspondent Arkady Babchenko served twice, the first time as a conscript, the second—as a contract soldier. Oleg became ruler in Kiev as well as in Novgorod. Apparently service in the Varangian Guard was quite lucrative, for the sagas mention men who have served as Varangians, and who return later to their homes in Norway or Iceland wealthy men indeed, such as Bolli Bollason: "Bolli brought with him a great deal of money and many treasures that princes and men of rank had given him.

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