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Author Duczko, Wladyslaw.

Title Viking Rus : Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe
Published Leiden Brill Academic Publishers, 2004
2004
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Contents List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Rus and Scandinavia: The case of the Rhos in Ingelheim A.D. 839 -- 1. Background -- 2. Sub anno 839 in Annales Bertiniani -- 2.1 The name of the people -- 2.2 The title of the ruler -- 2.3 The kaganate of the Rus -- 2.4 The Rhos and Sweden -- 3. Early Viking-age Denmark -- 4. Byzantium, Islamic threat and Greek diplomacy -- 5. Why did the Rhos go to Byzantium and later join the Greek embassy? -- 6. The return voyage of the Rhos -- Chapter Two: People, places and things in the first "land of Rus" in the East -- 1. The early period: trade and political organisation -- 1.1 Aldeigja-the focal place of the early Rus -- 2. After 850: more Rus and continued expansion -- 2.1 The attack on Constantinople in 860 -- 2.2 Staraja Ladoga from the mid-ninth to the end of tenth century -- 2.3 Scandinavian culture in Priladozhe -- 3. The Upper Volkhov-Holmgardr -- 3.1 Holmr-place of a new beginning -- 4. The Rus west of the Volkhov: the case of Izborsk-Pskov -- Chapter Three: The Rus and their culture -- 1. The Rus of the tenth century -- 1.1 Who were the Rus? -- 2. The Norse culture of the Rus -- 2.1 The magic miniatures -- 2.2 The message of graffiti -- 2.3 The funeral of a Rus chieftain in the Risala of ibn Fadlan -- Chapter Four: The Upper Dnieper -- 1. The centre at Gnezdovo -- 1.1 Big mounds -- 1.2 Norse items from smaller barrows and settlements -- 1.3 Chamber-burials -- 1.4 Exclusive jewellery -- 1.5 The Rus of Gnezdovo -- Chapter Five: The Volga-Oka region -- Chapter Six: Towards the Rus state -- 1. The Rus in the South -- 1.2 Kiev-the centre of the new Rus -- 2. The Rus at Chernigov and Shestovitsa -- 3. The Druzhina-the retinue among the Rus -- 4. On the way to Byzantium through the Lower Dnieper -- Summing up and concluding -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D
E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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Subject Kievan Rus -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004138749