Secular Power and the Archbishops of Novgorod before the Muscovite Conquest

  title={Secular Power and the Archbishops of Novgorod before the Muscovite Conquest},
  author={Michael Christopher Paul},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  pages={231 - 270}
  • M. Paul
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
Novgorod the Great was one of medieval Europe's preeminent cities. It stood apart from the other cities and towns of medieval Rus' because of its "special political order and the de facto autonomy of its church administration." (1) Instead of a local princely dynasty establishing itself, Novgorod had a veche with a rather raucous and obstreperous political milieu. The city's storied wealth from the fur trade meant that the most powerful princes of Rus' vied for control of it, but none was able… Expand
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