Church and State in Old Rus

  title={Church and State in Old Rus},
  author={D. Kaiser},
  journal={Slavic Review},
It has become commonplace for historians to point to the distilnctive role played by the church in Moscow's victorious drive toward political centralization, but the church's impact was more persistelnt and dramatic than is usually imagined. Far mor-e ilmlportanlt than moving the metropolitan's capital from Kiev to norl-theast Rus' was the hierarchical ideology of power which church teachillg introduced into Rus'. Some aspects of this ideology already have received extensive and imaginative… Expand