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Russian princes of the 1st half 13th century

Nicholas Zharkikh

Shortened text of the section. Full text in ukrainian version.

Several of my acquaintances – historians and philologists, candidates and doctors of science – put aside their work and took up weapon in arms, joined the ranks of the Armed Forces and territorial defense. They risk their lives every day, and not as theoretically as I did in Kyiv, but very seriously.

I want to believe that they will be lucky and they will live to see our victory…

I also want to believe that I will be able to find the right words to express my feelings at this time, because all the previous digressions that have sprinkled my work since February 24, 2022, express them only partially…

And for now: the war was going on and my work was going on (June 11, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.).

All princes of the 1st half of the 13th century were agents of anarchy (or ruin, if you like it better). All of them are medium (often even very medium) level actors. Everyone tried to strengthen his personal power, disregard that their actions destroys general concept of authorities. And this is the decline of the management system and, more broadly, the organization of society.

Prince Mstislavich Mstislavich

Prince Yuriy Vsevolodovych

A new large book is dedicated to this prince:

A. A. Kuznetsov in the history of Russia in the first third of the 13th century. – Nizhny Novgorod: 2006. – 540 p.

Oddly enough, we do not have a monograph on the Vladimir Prince Vsevolod Yurijovich, although sources for such work are relatively abundant. We also do not have monographs about Rurik Rostislavich, Vsevolod Chermny and Yaroslav Vsevolodovych.

Very valuable monograph about the prince Michael Vsevolodovych written by Martin Dimnik, its review is presented in the "Historiography" section.