The church had a liturgy written in Cyrillic and a corpus of translations from Greek that had been produced for the Slavic peoples. This literature facilitated the conversion to Christianity of the Eastern Slavs and introduced them to rudimentary Greek philosophyscience, and historiography without the necessity of learning Greek there were some merchants who did business with Greeks and likely had an understanding of contemporary business Greek.
Enjoying independence from the Roman authority and free from tenets of Latin learning, the East Slavs developed their own literature and fine arts, quite distinct from those of other Eastern Orthodox countries. Following the Great Schism ofthe Rus' church maintained communion with both Rome and Constantinople for some time, but along with most of the Eastern churches it eventually split to follow the Eastern Orthodox.
That being said, unlike other parts of the Greek world, Kievan Rus' did not have a strong hostility to the Western world. Yaroslav, known as "the Wise", struggled for power with his brothers. A son of Vladimir the Greathe was vice-regent of Novgorod at the time of his father's death in Subsequently, his eldest surviving brother, Svyatopolk the Accursedkilled three of his other brothers and seized power in Kiev.
Yaroslav, with the active support of the Novgorodians and the help of Viking mercenaries, defeated Svyatopolk and became the grand prince of Kiev in Like Vladimir, Yaroslav was eager to improve relations with the rest of Europe, especially the Byzantine Empire. Yaroslav also arranged marriages for his sister and three daughters to the kings of Poland, France, Hungary and Norway.
Yaroslav promulgated the first East Slavic law code, Russkaya Pravda ; built Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev and Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod ; patronized local clergy and monasticism ; and is said to have founded a school system.
Yaroslav's sons developed the great Kiev Pechersk Lavra monasterywhich functioned in Kievan Rus' as an ecclesiastical academy. In the centuries that The Age Of Collapse - HOLY (5) - 2 Records (Cassette) the state's foundation, Rurik's descendants shared power over Kievan Rus'. Princely succession moved from elder to younger brother and from uncle to nephew, as well as from father to son.
Junior members of the dynasty usually began their official careers as rulers of a minor district, progressed to more lucrative principalities, and then competed for the coveted throne of Kiev.
The gradual disintegration of the Kievan Rus' began in the 11th century, after the death of Yaroslav the Wise. The position of the Grand Prince of Kiev was weakened by the growing influence of regional clans. An unconventional power succession system was established rota system whereby power was transferred to the eldest member of the ruling dynasty rather than from father to son, i. The most prominent struggle for power was the conflict that erupted after the death of Yaroslav the Wise.
The rival Principality of Polotsk was contesting the power of the Grand Prince by occupying Novgorod, while Rostislav Vladimirovich was fighting for the Black Sea port of Tmutarakan belonging to Chernihiv. At the same time, an uprising took place in Kiev, bringing to power Vseslav of Polotsk who supported the traditional Slavic paganism. On the initiative of Vladimir II Monomakh in the first federal council of Kievan Rus' took place near Chernihiv in the city of Liubech with the main intention to find an understanding among the fighting sides.
However, even though that did not really stop the fighting, it certainly cooled things off. The Rostislavichi who had initially established in Halych lands by were defeated by the Monomakh-Piast descendant Roman the Great. The decline of Constantinople — a main trading partner of Kievan Rus' — played a significant role in the decline of the Kievan Rus'.
The trade route from the Varangians to the Greeksalong which the goods were moving from the Black Sea mainly Byzantine through eastern Europe to the Baltic, was a cornerstone of Kievan wealth and prosperity. These trading routes became less important as the Byzantine Empire declined in power and Western Europe created new trade routes to Asia and the Near East.
As people relied less on passing through Kievan Rus' territories for trade, the Kievan Rus' economy suffered. The last ruler to maintain a united state was Mstislav the Great. After his death inthe Kievan Rus' fell into recession and a rapid decline, and Mstislav's successor Yaropolk II of Kievinstead of focusing on the external threat of the Cumanswas embroiled in conflicts with the growing power of the Novgorod Republic.
The Crusades brought a shift in European trade routes that accelerated the decline of Kievan Rus'. Inthe forces of the Fourth Crusade sacked Constantinople, making the Dnieper trade route marginal. Concurrently with it, the Ruthenian Federation of Kievan Rus' started to disintegrate into smaller principalities as the Rurik dynasty grew.
The local Orthodox Christianity of Kievan Rus', while struggling to establish itself in the predominantly pagan state and losing its main base in Constantinople, was on the brink of extinction.
In the north, the Republic of Novgorod prospered because it controlled trade routes from the River Volga to the Baltic Sea. As Kievan Rus' declined, Novgorod became more independent. A local oligarchy ruled Novgorod; major government decisions were made by a town assembly, which also elected a prince as the The Age Of Collapse - HOLY (5) - 2 Records (Cassette) military leader.
InNovgorod revolted against Kiev, and became independent. Novgorod enjoyed a wide degree of autonomy although being closely associated with the Kievan Rus. In the northeast, Slavs from the Kievan region colonized the territory that later would become the Grand Duchy of Moscow by subjugating and merging with the Finnic tribes already occupying the area. The city of Rostovthe oldest centre of the northeast, was supplanted first by Suzdal and then by the city of Vladimirwhich become the capital of Vladimir-Suzdal'.
The combined principality of Vladimir-Suzdal asserted itself as a major power in Kievan Rus' in the late 12th century. InPrince Andrey Bogolyubskiy of Vladimir-Suzdal sacked the city of Kiev and took over the title of the grand prince to claim primacy in Rus'.
Prince Andrey then installed his younger brother, who ruled briefly in Kiev while Andrey continued to rule his realm from Suzdal. Inin the wake of the Mongol invasionthe metropolitan moved from Kiev to the city of Vladimir and Vladimir-Suzdal. To the southwest, the principality of Halych had developed trade relations with its PolishHungarian and Lithuanian neighbours and emerged as the local successor to Kievan Rus'.
InPrince Roman Mstislavych united the two previously separate principalities of Halych and Volyn. In he conquered Kiev, and assumed the title of Knyaz of Kievan Rus', which was held by the rulers of Vladimir-Suzdal since His son, Prince Daniel r.
He accepted a crown as a "Rex Rusiae" "King of Rus" from the Roman papacyapparently doing so without breaking with Constantinople. Inthe patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Constantinople granted the King of Poland a metropolitan for his Ruthenian subjects. Lithuanian rulers also requested and received a metropolitan for Novagrudok shortly afterwards.
Cypriana candidate pushed by the Lithuanian rulers, became Metropolitan of Kiev in and metropolitan of Moscow in ; this way the church in the territory of former Kievan Rus was reunited for some time. However, a long and unsuccessful struggle against the Mongols combined with internal opposition to the prince and foreign intervention weakened Galicia-Volhynia.
With the end of the Mstislavich branch of the Rurikids in the midth century, Galicia-Volhynia ceased to exist; Poland conquered Halych; Lithuania took Volhyniaincluding Kiev, conquered by Gediminas in ending the rule of Rurikids in the city. Lithuanian rulers then assumed the title over Ruthenia. The state finally disintegrated under the pressure of the Mongol invasion of Rus'fragmenting it into successor principalities who paid tribute to the Golden Horde the so-called Tatar Yoke.
In the late 15th century, the Muscovite Grand Dukes began taking over former Kievan territories and proclaimed themselves the sole legal successors of the Kievan principality according to the protocols of the medieval theory of translatio imperii.
Later, as these territories, now part of modern central Ukraine and Belarusfell to the Gediminidsthe powerful, largely Ruthenized Grand Duchy of Lithuania drew heavily on Rus' cultural and legal traditions.
On the north-eastern periphery of Kievan Rus', traditions were adapted in the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality that gradually gravitated towards Moscow. Russian historians consider Kievan Rus' the first period of Russian history.
During the Kievan era, trade and transport depended largely on networks of rivers and portages. Due to the expansion of trade and its geographical proximity, Kiev became the most important trade centre and chief among the communes; therefore the leader of Kiev gained political "control" over the surrounding areas. This princedom emerged from a coalition of traditional patriarchic family communes banded together in an effort to increase the applicable workforce and expand the productivity of the land.
This union developed the first major cities in the Rus' and was the first notable form of self-government. As these communes became larger, the emphasis was taken off the family holdings and placed on the territory that surrounded.
This shift in ideology became known as the verv'. In the 11th and the 12th centuries, the princes and their retinues, which were a mixture of Slavic and Scandinavian elites, dominated the society of Kievan Rus'. Leading soldiers and officials received income and land from the princes in return for their political and military services.
Kievan society lacked the class institutions and autonomous towns that were typical of Western European feudalism. Nevertheless, urban merchantsartisans and labourers sometimes exercised political influence through a city assembly, the veche councilwhich included all the adult males in the population. In some cases, the veche either made agreements with their rulers or expelled them and invited others to take their place. At the bottom of society was a stratum of slaves.
More important was a class of tribute-paying peasantswho owed labour duty to the princes. The widespread personal serfdom characteristic of Western Europe did not exist in Kievan Rus'. The change in political structure led to the inevitable development of the peasant class or smerds.
The smerdy were free un-landed people that found work by labouring for wages on the manors that began to develop around as the verv' began to dominate socio-political structure. The smerdy were initially given equality in the Kievian law code; they were theoretically equal to the prince; so they enjoyed as much freedom as can be expected of manual labourers. However, in the 13th century, they slowly began to lose their rights and became less equal in the eyes of the law.
Kievan Rus', although sparsely populated compared to Western Europe,  was not only the largest contemporary European state in terms of area but also culturally advanced. Novgorod had a sewage system  and wood paving not often found in other cities at the time. The Russkaya Pravda confined punishments to fines and generally did not use capital punishment. The economic development of Kievan Rus may be translated into demographic statistics.
AroundKiev had a population of 50, Novgorod and Chernigov both had around 30, Kievan Rus' also played an important genealogical role in European politics. Yaroslav the Wisewhose stepmother belonged to the Macedonian dynastywhich ruled the Byzantine empire from tomarried the only legitimate daughter of the king who Christianized Sweden.
His daughters became queens of Hungary, France and Norway, his sons married the daughters of a Polish king and a Byzantine emperor not to mention a niece of the Popewhile his granddaughters were a German Empress and according to one theory the queen of Scotland. A grandson married the only daughter of the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Thus the Rurikids were a well-connected royal family of the time. The Byzantine Empire was known to support the Pechenegs in their military campaigns against the Eastern Slavic states.
InBoniak attacked Kiev, plundered the Kiev Monastery of the Cavesand burned down the prince's palace in Berestovo. They [the Mongols] attacked Rus, where they made great havoc, destroying cities and fortresses and slaughtering men; and they laid siege to Kiev, the capital of Rus; after they had besieged the city for a long time, they took it and put the inhabitants to death.
When we were journeying through that land we came across The Age Of Collapse - HOLY (5) - 2 Records (Cassette) skulls and bones of dead men lying about on the ground. Kiev had been a very large and thickly populated town, but now it has been reduced almost to nothing, for there are at the present time scarce two hundred houses there and the inhabitants are kept in complete slavery.
Byzantium quickly became the main trading and cultural partner for Kiev, but relations were not always friendly. The most serious conflict between the two powers was the war of — in Bulgaria, but several Rus' raiding expeditions against the Byzantine cities of the Black Sea coast and Constantinople itself are also recorded. Although most were repulsed, they were concluded by trade treaties that were generally favourable to the Rus'.
Rus'-Byzantine relations became closer following the marriage of the porphyrogenita Anna to Vladimir the Greatand the subsequent Christianization of the Rus' : Byzantine priests, architects and artists were invited to work on numerous cathedrals and churches around Rus', expanding Byzantine cultural influence even further.
Numerous Rus' served in the Byzantine army as mercenaries, most notably as the famous Varangian Guard. Inthe Christian Church in Rus' territorially fell under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople after it was officially adopted as the state religion.
According to several chronicles after that date the predominant cult of Slavic paganism was persecuted. The exact date of creation of the Kiev Metropolis is uncertain, as well as who was the first leader of the church.
Predominantly it is considered that the first head was Michael I of Kievhowever some sources also claim Leontiy who is often placed after Michael or Anastas Chersonesos, became the first bishop of the Church of the Tithes. The first metropolitan to be confirmed by historical sources is Theopemp, who was appointed by Patriarch Alexius of Constantinople in The Kiev Metropolitan sent his own delegation to the Council of Bari in After the sacking of Kiev inpart of the Kiev metropolis started to move [ citation needed ] to Vladimir-upon-Klyazmaconcluding the move sometime after when Kiev was taken by Batu Khan.
Metropolitan Maxim was the first metropolitan who chose Vladimir-upon-Klyazma as his official residence in As a result, inLev I of Galicia petitioned Patriarch Athanasius I of Constantinople for the creation of a new Halych metropolis; however, it only existed until The Church of the Tithes was chosen as the first Cathedral Temple. Inthe cathedral was transferred to the newly built Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev.
Upon the transferring of the metropolitan seat inthe Dormition Cathedral, Vladimir was chosen as the new cathedral. There also were dioceses in Zakarpattia and Tmutarakan. In the Sarai-Batu diocese was established. Map of by Joachim Lelewel Fragment of the Tabula Rogeriana by Muhammad al-Idrisi.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other historical states known as Rus', see Rus. Map of later Kievan Rus' after the death of Yaroslav I in Slavic paganism native faith of Slavs Reformed paganism official until 10th cent.
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Conceived incarnations of sorrowful mists from the harvest — Bereaving the morbid light in which we suffer. Deplete 2. As Below 3. Eclipsed 4. Transience 5. Hypnosis 6. Desolate 7. Ominus 8. We wanted to keep it EVOKEN of course, but go a little deeper with melody and arrangement and also try new things; to present the listener with an emotionally exhausting record.
But the story behind this WW1 theme is based on a soldier who was so bitter about being lied to and is losing his life. Feeling cheated, he makes a pact with a sadistic god that he can leave a part of his soul, which contains all of his suffering, within this journal.
To feel some sort of vengeance, anyone who reads this journal releases that part of his soul and it attaches itself to the reader like a host. Each emotion being experienced as if they too where there. As the reader descends into a deep despair, they cannot handle this suffering, deciding to take their own life. The Fear After 2. Valorous Consternation 3. Schadenfreude 4. Too Feign Ebullience 5. Hypnagogia 6. Ceremony Of Bleeding 7.
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Impending the reality of doom. The band raced through the night landing at the emergency room of UC Davis Trauma Center in Sacramento where surgery was performed to save both the mother and unborn child.
Grave was forced to standby and watch as the doctors and nurses struggled to keep his newborn child alive with blood transfusions, breathing and feeding tubes. Grave wrote songs about losing his son, his battle with drug addiction, the many tragedies that came along with that life, and the empty space suspended between mourning and celebration, life and death.
Swaddle 2. Trying Not To Die 3. Bunny Room 4. Savior 5. Missing 6. Changing Days 7. Dancing On Glass 8. Cry Now, Cry Later 9. Do You Feel Nothing? Hard Candy Cannibal CD bonus track. A wordless song, a hypnotic voice that screams and whispers from a place deep in the furrows, from the bones, from the blood.
The sense of distance and vast emptiness remained intact in the songs, built out over many long nights. However, the album also tells a story of strength and determination, made from the marrow of these two women, a song for all things that struggle to survive.
Formed in by Schechter who has also been part of bands such as M. Both women have roots firmly in making work with no borders — they are DIY makers, multi-instrumentalists, gearheads, and visual artists. A full-length video counterpart for live shows is to come shortly, integrating sound and visuals to build immersive sonic landscapes that echo in the empty spaces where the earth divides, offering the listener — and the band themselves — utter sensory submersion.
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Sannhet have always been hard to classify. They pen love letters, extended epistles, and suicide notes, all without words. With So Numb, Sannhet create a new world out of very few ingredients. Indigo Illusion 2. Sapphire 3. So Numb 4.
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For their followup, Foundations of Burden, the band worked with legendary Bay Area producer Billy Anderson Sleep, Swans, Neurosis for an expansive album that was musically tighter and especially adventurous.
Armed with a more technical drummer, Mark Lierly, Foundations feels like it was built for larger shared spaces—you could imagine these songs ringing off the walls of a stadium. It was a hint of things to come. Both Campbell and Rowland also handle synthesizers alongside their normal duties, and there are plenty of gently strummed acoustic guitars amid the crunchy electric ones, adding a moody, ethereal spareness to the towering metal.
A number of the seven songs feature a humid rock swagger. The relationship between state of mind and nature, the desolation and vast sense of distance are the main themes.
An introspective, mournful journey, deeply rooted into the unknown. Sulphureous Hazes 2. Rainfalls Of Debris 3. Perpetual Apochaos 4. Spirit only attains its truth when it finds itself in absolute laceration. That which is ordained as holy law even up through the cooridors of Hell; even the lowest hall of Elysium.
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