The documents ascertaining to different regions of Rus’ in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries depict rather well how power was viewed and exacted. The most important thing to note is since the different regions of Rus’ were ruled differently, the expansion eastward and away from Kiev is logical.
Firstly, we can tell how the mentality of the Northwest, Southwest, and Northeast parts of the Rus’ were different in the types of the documents given. The document for Northwest Rus’ is a treaty between boyars and the prince. … Read the rest here