Article 1318

Title of the article

THE BORDERS OF RUSSIA IN THE VIEW OF CONSTANTINE PORPHYROGENITUS 

Authors

Korolev Aleksandr Sergeevich, Candidate of historical sciences, associate professor, independent researcher,
E-mail: koryuz@mail.ru 

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94 (47) 

DOI

10.21685/2072-3024-2018-3-1 

Abstract

Background. The problem of the origins of Rus’, the origin of the name Russia and the Russian people are the most controversial. The purpose of this article is to clarify the borders of Russia in the first half of the tenth century, based on the information from Byzantine sources and Russian-Byzantine treaties.
Materials and methods. The theme involves the analysis and comparison of the writings of the Byzantine authors of the X century Constantine Porphyrogenitus and Leo Diaconus and materials of Russian Chronicles that contain information on the studied problem.
Results. The author evaluated the information from the Byzantine sources on the occupation and residence of the Russian, their relationship with the Slavs in the first half of X century with the aim to clarify the borders of ancient Russia.
Conclusions. As a result of the research the author managed to prove that in representation of the Byzantine authors Russia in the first half of X century included the cities located on the middle Dnieper and its tributaries. 

Key words

ancient Russia, Slavic peoples, Byzantium, Constantine Porphyrogenitus, Kiev, Leo Diaconus, Russian treaty with Byzantium, Pechenegs 

 

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