Kievan
adjective or noun see Kiev

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  • Kievan — /kee ef euhn, ev euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Kiev. 2. of or pertaining to the period in Russian history (11th and 12th centuries) when Kiev was the political center of a loose federation of states: Kievan Russia. n. 3. a native or… …   Universalium

  • kievan — I. ˈkēˌ(y)efən, evən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Kiev, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics + English an : of or relating to Kiev, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; especially : of the 11th and 12th centuries of Kiev s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kievan — ki·ev·an …   English syllables

  • Kievan Rus' — Kievan Rus′ ( ru. Киевская Русь, romanised: Kievskaya Rus , IPA2|rusʲ), also written as Kyivan Rus′ ( uk. Київська Русь), or Kievan Russia [http://books.google.com.au/books?q=%22kievan+russia%22 btnG=Search+Books] was a medieval state dominated… …   Wikipedia

  • Kievan Synopsis — Synopsis, also known as the Kievan Synopsis ( ua. Київський Синопсис , ru. Синопсис , Киевский синопсис ) is a historical work, first published in Kiev in 1674.Innokentiy Gizel is generally considered to have authored the Synopsis , however, it… …   Wikipedia

  • Kievan Rus — First eastern Slavic state. It was founded by the Viking Oleg, ruler of Novgorod from с 879, who seized Smolensk and Kiev (882), which became the capital of Kievan Rus. Extending his rule, Oleg united local Slavic and Finnish tribes, defeated the …   Universalium

  • Kievan Rus — noun A medieval principality in Eastern Europe centred around Kiev; considered an early predecessor of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Syn: Kievan Russia, Kievan state, Kyivan state, Kiev, Kyiv …   Wiktionary

  • Kievan Chant —    Variant of znamennīy raspev dating from the 17thcentury characterized by formulaic repetition …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Christianization of Kievan Rus' — The Baptism of Kievans, a painting by Klavdiy Lebedev The Christianization of Kievan Rus [1] took place in several stages. In early 867, Patriarch Photius of Constantinople announced to other Orthodox patriarchs that the Rus , baptised by his… …   Wikipedia

  • Architecture of Kievan Rus — The medieval state of Kievan Rus incorporated parts of what is now Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and was centered around Kiev and Novgorod. Its architectural style quickly established itself after the adoption of Christianity in 988 and was… …   Wikipedia

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