The kingdom of Rus’ and medieval Europe, with Christian Raffensperger

A conversation with Christian Raffensperger about the kingdom of Rus’ and our concept of “medieval Europe,” its potential and current limitations, based on his book The Kingdom of Rus’.

Christian Raffensperger is a Professor of History at Wittenberg University. His research focuses on the connections between Rus’ and the rest of medieval Europe. His books include Reimagining Europe: Kievan Rus’ in the Medieval World, 988–1146 and The Kingdom of Rus. Click here to view his website.


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