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RUSS 280; notes weeks 1 and 2

by: Julia Lensch

RUSS 280; notes weeks 1 and 2 Russ 280

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These notes covered what was discussed in Dr. Kalb's lectures
Intro to Russian Civilization
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Julia Lensch on Friday January 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Russ 280 at University of South Carolina taught by Prof. Kalb in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 36 views. For similar materials see Intro to Russian Civilization in Russian at University of South Carolina.


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Date Created: 01/29/16
Varangians invited Riurik (862) to rule Riurik Dynasty  Son named Igor married Olga  Had a child named Sviatoslav at Riurik's death  Relative, Oleg, governs for Igor until he is old enough  Sviatoslav has a son named Vladimir  Vladimir christianizes all of Russia in 988  In 882, Oleg captures Kiev for Igor under Sviatoslav's empire which then spreads  Kiev becoes the dominant city -> Kievan Rus' o Kiev Church:  Cathedral of St. Sophia, built by Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century  Russia --> Christian o 1054 Schism: Western, Catholic Church, and Eastern Orthodox Church split o Russian Christianity comes from the Eastern Orthodox Church o Greek monks, Cyril and Methodius, bring religion and the alphabet (cyrillic) to Russians o Language called Church Slavonic merges with old Russian --> Russian  Kiev-Caves Monastery (Kiev monks lived here) o society took over and returned it to the Church o founded in the 11th century  Kievan-Rus' 900s-1200s o Trade with Europe o Prince Yaroslav the Wise's daughter, Anna, married the King  Mongol/Tatar Invasion and Yoke o 1237 invasion, 2 centuries of domination o Invasion ceased at Russia (Moscow) o Russia saved Europe o European culture had been stopped, then restarted again  Primary Chronicle o Written by Monk Nestor o Begun c. 1040 and lasted until 1118 o Literature (history):  Saint's Lives  Tale of Olga's Revenge (945)  Igor Tale o Prince Ivor of Novgorod (different Igor) tries unsuccessfully to fight Polovtsians/Kumans in 1185 o Author unknown o Called a forgery by some --> huge debates/arguments over this o Style may remind you of Homer's epic poem, "The Iliad"


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