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Title: Ruthenian-Hungarian matrimonial connections in the context of the Rurik dynasty inter-dynasty policy of the 10TH–14TH centuries: selected statistical data
Authors: Voloshchuk, Myroslav
Keywords: Rus’, Rurikovichs, Prince, Hungary, Arpads, Anjou, King, matrimonial policy, marriages, statistics, dynasty, genealogy
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Codrul Cosminului. 2018. Vol. XXIV. № 3. S. 7–30
Abstract: The article is devoted to the statistical indicators of the Ruthenian-Hungarian marriages during the 10th–14th centuries in the context of the matrimonial policy of the Rurik dynasty with the neighbors, both in the West and in the East. The long tradition of the marriages of Ruthenian princesses with Hungarian Kings, Princes and also some non-crowned representatives of the Hungarian nobility due to close political and economic interests is emphasized. Most of the brides arrived in Hungary from Rus’, from a hierarchical view are less interpreted in the lands of the Arpads and Anjou. The imbalance in the marriages reached its peak in the 13th – early 14th centuries, despite of the rise in 1253 of the Kingdom of Rus’, headed by Daniel Romanovich and his descendants, equal to the status of the Hungarian Kingdom on the political map of Europe. In our view, such dissonance in the matrimonial relations is due not to the lack of the long royal traditions in Rus’, not to the Papacy jurisdiction belonging with all next consequences, but rather to a certain (sometimes, systemic) crisis of a confidence among the feudalized West rulers concerning Rurikids. This is noticeable, in particular, by the example of the statistical recording of a considerable number of the political asylum searching cases of Ruthenian rulers in Hungary and a very small number of similar incidents involving Hungarian princes in Rus’
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