UDC 94 (47)

THE VARANGIANS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE HISTORY OF ALL RUS

Kryukov Nikolay Mihaylovich
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Abstract
In this article the author considers the motive of including the Varangians into the Primary Russian Chronicle. What period of time in Russian history is the Varangians theme relevant for? For the era of state building or state reestablishing? The period, when the chronicle was being created in the end of XI- the beginning of XII or when it was being rewritten in the end of XIV? What goals did Nestor the first chronicler and Laurentius, conditionally, the rewriter have?
And what is the most important: what was the reason of including the Varangians but not the Berendei, conditionally, into the legend of inviting the foreigners.

Keywords: All Russia, chronicler's motive, goals of the chronicler, Rus land, title "The Grand Duke of Kiev and All Russia", Varangians - balance


Category: History

Article reference:
The Varangians and Their Role in the history of All Rus // Humanities scientific researches. 2017. № 4 [Electronic journal]. URL: https://human.snauka.ru/en/2017/04/23439

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