Ghengis Khan and His Legacy

Golden Horde in The Historical Stories of Russian Chronicles

The Golden Horde is one of the greatest Turkish states in the Middle Ages. Although there are not many sources left from the Golden Horde until today, the historical sources of neighboring states relatively fill this gap, especially in terms of the state’s foreign policy. Some of these sources were published in Turkey. The least utilized works relevant to this subject are the sources named as ‘historical stories’ located in the Russian chronicles. These stories, which speak of real incidents, deal with the important events in the Golden Horde – Russian relations as well as the Russian states and the lives of clergy who came to the fore in this process. The historical stories in the Russian chronicles referring to the issues from the first encounter of the Mongols with the Russians (1223) until the end of the Golden Horde’s rule over Russia (1480) will be briefly introduced in the context of the relations between the Golden Horde and Russian principalities in this study.

Prof. İlyas Kemaloğlu
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.2021.029