Расселение мордвы: её этническая и политическая история в XIII—XV вв.
Distribution of Mordvins: their Ethnic and Political History in the 13th —15th Centuries
Author(s): Aleksej Yu. Zeleneev
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Human Geography, Historical Geography, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Middle Volga region; 13th—15th centuries; Mordvins; Erzya; Moksha; Mongol invasion; Golden Horde period; ethnic history; political history
Summary/Abstract: The article presents peculiarities of the ethnic and political development of Mordvins in the Golden Horde period. In the pre — Golden Horde time, the Mordvins divided into two smaller ethnic groups, Erzya and Moksha. After the Mongol invasion (1240), Moksha lands became part of the Golden Horde, and Erzya lands were divided by Russian knyazes from Vladimir and Murom. A part of Erzya lands were also located on the very border of the Golden Horde. Such division contributed to further separation of the two ethnic groups. Starting from 1430—1440 s, after the fall of Jochi’s Ulus and up to 1552, the lands of the Mordvins became subject of continuous struggle between Kazan khanate and Moscow principality. Thus, Mordvins still remained in the composition of two separate states. Nevertheless, it is possible that a certain part of the Mordvin population was independent at that time.
- Page Range: 377-382
- Page Count: 6
- Publication Year: 2015
- Language: Russian