By Martin Dimnik

Historians in pre-revolutionary Russia, within the Soviet Union, in modern Russia, and within the West have continually relegated the medieval dynasty of Chernigov to a spot of juvenile significance in Kievan Rus'. This view was once strengthened through the proof that, after the Mongols invaded Rus' in 1237, the 2 branches from the home of Monomakh residing within the Rostov-Suzdal' and Galicia-Volyn' areas emerged because the strongest. even if, cautious exam of the chronicle bills reporting the dynasty's heritage throughout the moment half the 12th and the 1st 1/2 the 13th century indicates that the Ol'govichi of Chernigov effectively challenged the Monomashichi for supremacy in Rus'. via a serious research of the to be had basic assets (such as chronicles, archaeology, cash, seals, 'graffiti' in church buildings, and structure) this 2003 booklet makes an attempt right the pervading misguided view via allocating to the Ol'govichi their rightful position within the dynastic hierarchy of Kievan Rus'.

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