Medieval Russia: A Captivating Guide to Russian History during the Middle Ages

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Did you know that Russia, as a united state, was not formed until the 16th century?

Today, Russia is the biggest and one of the most populous countries in the world. From the early, primitive state-like formations in the 9th century, all the way to the creation of the first true tsardom of Russia in 1547, the history of medieval Russia is one filled with constant struggles for power, personal rivalries between various princes, bloody wars, and a search for identity.

This period, which spans about eight centuries, is often forgotten when talking about Russia, despite its importance. Nowadays, people’s perception of Russia is largely defined by the era of the Soviet Union, and it is not hard to understand why. However, exploring such a pivotal period that shaped modern Russia is a must for everybody who is even partially interested in the history of the world.

This audiobook serves as a guide for all listeners who want to delve deep into the history of medieval Russia. It covers exciting topics, such as:

  • The rise and fall of Kievan Rus—the first Russian state
  • The separation of Russian territories into appanages
  • Internal fighting between the Russian princes for domination
  • The Mongol conquest and how they ruled Russia
  • The emergence of new social and cultural trends in Russian society
  • Struggle for independence and freedom from the Mongol rulers
  • Assumption of power by Muscovy—the most powerful Russian territory in the 14th century

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  • Opening Credits

    Duración: 15s
  • Introduction

    Duración: 04min
  • Chapter One – Kievan Rus

    Duración: 48min
  • Chapter Two – After Kiev: The Mongol Occupation

    Duración: 53min
  • Chapter Three – The Grand Duchy of Muscovy and the Signs of the First Russian State

    Duración: 53min
  • Chapter Four – From the Time of Troubles to the Romanov Dynasty

    Duración: 30min
  • Conclusion

    Duración: 04min
  • Ending Credits

    Duración: 24s