Read the Russian Primary Chronicle excerpts. Be sure to review the remarks by Professor Evans on Kievan Rus' and to check the document notes. Read also what Melissa Lauderdale has written about Perun, and what Lara Brandes has written about St. Andrew. Both Lara and Melissa were students in my history courses.
Answer the following question in a paragraph:
Citing specific evidence from the Primary Chronicle excerpts (not from the textbook), what were some of the main features of the political system (or lack thereof) of Kievan Rus'?
This assignment calls for analysis of this important historical document. Do not just write a paragraph in which you repeat what is stated in the Chronicle; you should write your paragraph explaining how the information in the Chronicle can be interpreted to support your thesis (your answer to the assignment question). You may also wish to look at the Sample Historical Document Analysis, if you have not yet done so.
Your paragraph must follow this format:
Please take a moment to review Charlie's History Writing Center for specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course. Please check this short explanation of what it means to cite historical evidence.
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