Muscovite Political Institutions in the 14th Century

  title={Muscovite Political Institutions in the 14th Century},
  author={C. Halperin},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  pages={237 - 257}
  • C. Halperin
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
The role of the Mongols in the rise of Moscow to a position of political preeminence in 14th-century Russia remains a sensitive and controversial topic in Russian historiography. Those scholars who have concluded that the Mongols did contribute to Moscow’s ascension point to two primary areas of Mongol influence: first, the intervention of the Golden Horde (the anachronistic name for the Tatar state centered on the lower Volga river, now commonly described as the Qipchaq Khanate) in the… Expand
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