Praise for book by former Ph.D. student Yulia Mikhailova

Alumni News

Posted: Jan 15, 2020 - 10:00am

Mikhailova book cover

Yulia Mikhailova (Ph.D., 2013) recently published her book Property, Power, and Authority in Rus and Latin Europe, ca. 1000–1236 (Leeds, U.K.: Arc Humanities Press). Breaking new ground, Dr. Mikhailova brings together two worlds normally discussed separately by comparing power relationships in Kievan Rus—a medieval realm spanning parts of modern Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus—with those obtaining in medieval Western Europe. As reviewer Talia Zajac of the University of Manchester states in The Medieval Review, the book “raises new and important historical questions. Its general thesis—that there are similarities between ‘feudo-vassalic’ relations in Western Europe and the relations of kniazi [princely rulers] in Rus—is convincing and demonstrated by detailed analysis of well-chosen examples.” The book grew out of Dr. Mikhailova’s doctoral dissertation, which received UNM’s campus-wide Tom L. Popejoy Prize. For more information about Dr. Mikhailova’s book, click here: For the review, click here: