To the question of the personality of Zhiroslav Nazhirovich who led the Kyiv troops to Mensk in 1159

  • Vitaliy M. Nagirnyy Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, 13 Gołębia Street, Krakow 31-007, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4360-7729
  • Stsiapan N. Tsemushau Belarusian State University, 4 Niezaliežnasci Avenue, Minsk 220030, Belarus

Abstract

The article deals with the biography of the Kyiv voivode Zhiroslav Nazhirovich. The boyar is mentioned in the Kyiv Chronicle only once, in 1159, when he leaded the military unit of Torks that had been by the Kyiv prince Rostislav Mstislavich to Mensk to help the Polotsk prince Rogvolod Borisovich. The author admits that Zhiroslav was born in the first third of the 12th century and could be the son of both Nazhir from the entourage of Vladimir Vsevolodovich Monomakh and Nazhir Pereyaslavich who served the Prince of Kyiv Izyaslav Davidovich. Based on the laconic data of the chronicles one can assume that Zhiroslav, although he yielded in status to other Kyiv voivodes, he had the considerable experience in military affairs. The further fate of Nazhirovich, after his returning from the Mensk campaign in 1159, is not analyzed in the sources. His possible descendants can be the Trepolsky sergeant Sdeslav Zhiroslavich and the Kyiv voivode Daniil Zhirovich (Nazhirovich).

Author Biographies

Vitaliy M. Nagirnyy, Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, 13 Gołębia Street, Krakow 31-007, Poland

PhD (history); associate professor at the department of Eastern European history

Stsiapan N. Tsemushau, Belarusian State University, 4 Niezaliežnasci Avenue, Minsk 220030, Belarus

PhD (history), docent; associate professorat the department of Russian history, faculty of history

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Published
2020-04-30
Keywords: prosopography, Zhiroslav Nazhirovich, Kyiv, Mensk, voivode, sergeant
Supporting Agencies Gratitude for the scientific advice during the preparation of the article to PhD (history) S. N. Tsemushau (Belarusian State University) and PhD (history) A. V. Martyniouk (National Institute for Higher Education, Belarusian State University).
How to Cite
Nagirnyy V. M., Tsemushau S. N. To the question of the personality of Zhiroslav Nazhirovich who led the Kyiv troops to Mensk in 1159 // Journal of the Belarusian State University. History. 2020. 2. PP. 5-10.