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From: Matman <>
Subject: Re: RURIK, PRINCE OF KIEV
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 10:43:36 -0800
In article <>, Alexander says...
I'm rather late again on this, but I noticed in an earlier very interesting
post of yours that you suggested Rurik of Novgorod might be the same
person as Roric of Frisia, who is mentioned in the Frankish histories.
I didn't see any come back on this so I'm posting now. I looked
in some of the Frankish sources, the Annals of St.Bertin, and
saw that Roric is attested in Frisia in 862, 862 and 867, as well
as meeting Charles the Bald at Maastricht in 872. As Rurik is
attested in Russia in 862 (I think you said) surely that makes
it unlikely that the two are the same.
(I'm posting this here as I don't have e-mail at the moment,
just a news server)
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