The Norman theory of the founding of Russia The Norman theory (normality) is a direction in historiography that develops the concept of the name of Kievan Rus in the period from the 9th to the 11th centuries. Belonged to people from Scandinavia, who were called Normans in Western Europe. Over time, the concept of Russia spread to territories controlled by the Normans (Kievan Rus), and then by the local tribes inhabiting this territory. In Russian and Soviet historiography, Norminism is traditionally opposed to anti-Normanism. Supporters of normality include the Normans (Vikings of Scandinavian origin) to the founders of the first states of the Eastern Slavs: Novgorod, and then Kievan Rus. In fact, this follows the historiographical concept of The Tale of Bygone Years (beginning of the 12th century), supplemented by the identification of recorded Varangians as Norman Scandinavians. Around the ethnicity of the Varangians, the main debate flared up, sometimes reinforced by political ideologization. The Scandinavians themselves noted the abundance of fortified cities in Russia, dubbed it the “country of cities” – Gardaritsa. Viking units were often hired, and sometimes Russian princes, as professional fighters, providing them with isolated settlements. This practice continued until the Mongol invasion of Russia. In Staraya Ladoga, Yaroslav the Wise Count sat Renwald Ulvson. Vikings made trips along the river. Dnieper to the Black Sea, the so-called “way from the Varangians to the Greeks”. The item “Beautiful rare battle ax Viking Kievan Rus. 380 gr” is in sale since Thursday, May 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antiquities\Viking”. The seller is “promteh09-3″ and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Iron
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available