Principality of Pereyaslavl
Переяславське князівство (Ukrainian)
Map of the Kievan Rus' with the Principality of Pereyaslavl in purple
|Status||Principality of Kievan Rus'|
|Common languages||Official language:|
Old East Slavic
|Prince of Pereyaslavl|
|Yaroslav I the Wise (first)|
|Vladimir IV Rurikovich (last)|
|Today part of|
The Principality of Pereyaslavl (Ukrainian: Переяславське князівство) was a regional principality of Kievan Rus' from the end of 9th century until 1323, based in the city of Pereyaslavl (now Pereiaslav) on the Trubizh River.
The Principality of Pereyaslavl was usually administrated by younger sons of the Grand Prince of Kiev. It stretched over the extensive territory from the left banks of the middle Dnieper river on the west to its eastern frontier that laid not far west from the Seversky Donets, where the legendary Cuman city of Sharuk(h)an was presumably situated.
The Primary Chronicle dates the foundation of the city of Pereyaslavl' to 992; the archaeological evidence suggests it was founded not long after this date. In its early days Pereyaslavl' was one of the important cities in Kievan Rus' behind the Principality of Chernigov and Kiev. The city was located at a ford where Vladimir the Great fought a battle against the nomad Pechenegs.
The principality can be traced as a semi-independent dominion from the inheritance of the sons of Yaroslav the Wise, with Svyatoslav receiving Chernigov, Vsevolod getting Pereyaslavl, Smolensk going to Vyacheslav, and Vladimir-in-Volhynia going to Igor. The Primary Chronicle records that in 988 Vladimir assigned the northern lands (later associated with Pereyaslavl) to Yaroslav.
- Prince of Pereyaslavl, for list of rulers
- Martin, Medieval Russia, p. 4.
- Franklin & Shepard, Emergence, p. 107.
- Franklin & Shepard, Emergence, p. 173.
- Martin, Medieval Russia, p. 26.
- Martin, Medieval Russia, p. 38.
- Martin, Medieval Russia, p. 139.
- Franklin, Simon; Shepard, Jonathan (1996), The Emergence of Rus, 750-1200, Longman History of Russia, London & New York: Longman, ISBN 0-582-49091-X
- Martin, Janet (1995), Medieval Russia, 970-1584, Cambridge Medieval Textbooks, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-36832-4
- Liaskoronskyi, Vasyl (1897), Istoriya Pereyaslavskoy zemly s drevneyshykh vremen, Kyiv: Тип. И. И. Чоколова
- Kuchera, Mykhailo (1975), Drevnerusskye knyazhestva X-XIII st. / Pereyaslavskoe knyazhestvo (118—143), Moscow: Наука