”The realm of Rus’ was formed as a network of trading stations and castles in this region between the ninth and twelfth centuries, just as that of Norway was formed along the Atlantic coast of Scandinavia, and archaeological ﬁnds and other sources in the southern areas and around these centres suggest that the impact was considerable. The culture of Staraya Ladoga and Novgorod was close to that of contemporary Western European centres, and in some respects also to that of Constantinople”
From Jukka Korpela
”Reach and Supra-Local Consciousness in the Medieval Nordic Periphery”
In: Fibula, Fabula, Fact The Viking Age in Finland
Studia Fennica Historica
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Grand Duke Yaroslav the city resumes after the devastation of the Tatars of Russia (1836).
Below: Väinö Blomstedt
OLAVINLINNA, Olofsborgs slott.
JUKKA KORPELA (b. 1957) is a professor in History at Joensuu University