THE PRINCE AND THE KONUNG: GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS IN MEDIEVAL SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA
Alexandra Vukovich, Junior Research Fellow in Byzantine and Slavonic History and Literature at Oxford University
Fyodor Uspensky, Head of the Research Laboratory of Old Russian Culture, School of Contemporary Humanitarian Research, RANEPA
The common and different aspects in power transfer systems in the Northern and Eastern Europe are supposed to be considered. Particular attention will be paid to the principles of succession to throne, titulary and the issue of relationship between a ruler and elites.