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Roman Kovalev

Associate Professor of History

Russia, Eurasia, and Medieval Economic History

University of Minnesota (PhD, 2002)

Phone: 609-771-2204

Email: kovalev@tcnj.edu

Office: Social Sciences 215

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Th.S. Noonan, R.K. Kovalev, Dirham Hoards from Medieval Western Eurasia, c. 700-c. 1100 [Commentationes De Nummis Saeculorum IX-XI in Suecia Repertis. Nova series 13] (Stockholm) (in preparation).

Volumes Edited

  • Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi (vols. 9-22)
  • Russian History/Histoire Russe 28: 1-4 [Festschrift for Th.S. Noonan, Vol. 1] (2001) (co-edited with H.M. Sherman)
  • Russian History/Histoire Russe 32: 3-4 [Festschrift for Th.S. Noonan, Vol. 2] (2005) (co-edited with H.M. Sherman)
  • The Other Europe in the Middle Ages: Avars, Bulgars, Khazars and Cumans, Edited by Florin Curta, with the assistance of Roman Kovalev (Brill: Leiden-Boston, 2008).

Articles

  • “Prayer, Illumination, and Good Times: The Export of Byzantine Wine and Oil to the North of Russia in Pre-Mongol Times,” Byzantium and the North, Acta Byzantina Fennica, 8: 1995-1996 (1997), 73-96 (with Th.S. Noonan). Also published in The Expansion of Orthodox Europe: Byzantium, the Balkans and Russia [Series: The Expansion of Latin Europe, 1000-1500], ed. Jonathan Shepard (Ashgate-Variorum, 2007), 161-184.
  • “Что говорят берестяные грамоты об экономике Киевской Руси?” (“What Do the Birch-Bark Texts Tell Us About the Economy of Kievan Rus’?”), Russian History/Histoire Russe [Festschrift for A.A. Zimin, ed. by P.B. Brown], 25, №1-2 (1998), 27-49 (with Th.S. Noonan).
  • “The Development and Diffusion of Glassmaking in Pre-Mongol Russia,” The Prehistory and History of Glassmaking Technology: Ceramics and Civilization, Vol. VIII, ed. P. McCray and W.D. Kingery (Westerville, OH, 1998), 293-314 (with Th.S. Noonan & H.M. Sherman).
  • “Wine and Oil For All the Rus’!: The Import of Byzantine Wine and Oil to Kievan Rus’,” Byzantium and the North, Acta Byzantina Fennica, Vol. 9: 1997-1998 (1999), 87-121. Also published in The Expansion of Orthodox Europe: Byzantium, the Balkans and Russia [Series: The Expansion of Latin Europe, 1000-1500], ed. Jonathan Shepard (Ashgate-Variorum, 2007), 185-220 (with Th.S. Noonan).
  • “Zvenyhorod in Galicia: An Archaeological Survey (Eleventh – Mid-Thirteenth Century,” Journal of Ukrainian Studies, 24, №2 (1999), 7-36.
  • “The 1846 Obolenskii Hoard: A New Early Ninth-Century Viking-Age Dirham Hoard from Glukhovo in Moscow Province/Неизвестный клад начала IX в. Из имения М.А. Оболенского Дмитровского уезда Московской губерни,” Археологические вести 7 (2000), 206-217 (English and Russian texts) (with Th.S. Noonan).
  • “The Dirham Output of the Spanish Umayyad Emirate, ca. 756-ca. 929,” Homenagem A Mário Gomes Marques, eds. M. Castro Hipólito et al (Sintra, 2000), 253-260 (with Th.S.Noonan).
  • “What Can Archaeology Tell Us About How Debts Were Documented and Collected in Kievan Rus’?” Russian History/Histoire Russe, 27, №2 (2000), 119-154 (with Th.S.Noonan).
  • “Новгородские деревянные бирки: общие наблюдения” (“Novgorodian Wooden Tallies: General Observations”), Российская археология, №1 (2002), 38-50.
  • “The Infrastructure of the Northern Part of the ‘Fur Road’ Between the Middle Volga and the East During the Middle Ages,” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 11 (2000-2001), 25-64.
  • “Introduction,” Russian History/Histoire Russe 28: 1-4 [Festschrift for Th.S. Noonan, Vol. 1, ed. by R.K. Kovalev & H.M. Sherman] (2001), 1-7 (with H.M. Sherman).
  • “Mint Output in Tenth-Century Bukhârâ: A Case Study of Dirham Production and Monetary Circulation in Northern Europe,” Russian History/Histoire Russe 28: 1-4 [Festschrift for Th.S. Noonan, Vol. I, ed. by R.K. Kovalev & H.M. Sherman] (2001), 245-271.
  • “Tomas Nunan: In Memoriam,” Numizmaticheskii almanakh, №1 (2002), 19-23 (with G. Rispling).
  • “The Dirham Output and Monetary Circulation of a Secondary Sâmânid Mint: A Case Study of Balkh,” Moneta Mediævalis: Studia numizmatyczne i historyczne ofiarowane Profesorowi Stanisławowi Suchodolskiemu w 65. rocznicę urodzin, ed. R. Kiersnowski, et al (Warsaw, 2002), 163-174 (with Th.S. Noonan).
  • “In memoriam: Thomas S. Noonan, 1938-2001,” Kritika 3:2 (2002), 369-371.
  • “Клад дирхемов 913/14 г. Из дер. Пальцево Тверской губ.” (“The 913/14 Dirham Hoard From Pal’tsevo in Tver’ Province”), Клады: состав, хронология, интерпретация. Материалы тематической научной конференции (Санкт-Петербург, ноябрь 26-29, 2002 г.) (Санкт-Петербург, 2002), 160-164.
  • “Клад 873/74 г. из Любыни: Войны и захоронения кладов в эпоху Рюрика” (The 873/74 Hoard from Liubyni: Warfare and Hoarding During the Age of Riurik) Клады:состав, хронология, интерпретация. Материалы тематической научной конференции (Санкт-Петербург, ноябрь 26-29, 2002 г.) (Санкт-Петербург, 2002), 152-156 (with Th.S. Noonan).
  • “Dirham Mint Output of Sâmânid Samarqand and its Connection to the Beginnings of Trade with Northern Europe (10th century),” Histoire et Mesure [Monnaie et espace],vol. 17, №3-4 (2002), 197-216.
  • “‘Karvestokker – Middelalderens’ Regneark,” SPOR – nytt fra fortiden №2:17 (Trondheim, 2002), 37-39.
  • “Counting in the New World: Two Early Modern Tallies From Newfoundland and Labrador,” Avalon Chronicles 7 (2002), 73-81.
  • “Thomas S. Noonan: In Memoriam,” Revue numismatique vol. 158 (2002), 375-383 (with G. Rispling).
  • “Бирки-сорочки: упаковка меховых шкурок в средневековом Новгороде” (“40s-Tallies: Packaging Pelts in Medieval Novgorod”), Новгородский исторический сборник, том 9 (Санкт-Петербург, 2003), 36-56.
  • “Деревянные долговые бирки-сорочки XI-XII вв. из Новгородской коллекции” (“Wooden Credit 40s-Tallies of the XI-XII Centuries from Medieval Novgorod”), Новгородский исторический сборник, том 9 (Санкт-Петербург, 2003), 28-35.
  • “Ганзейская (‘дюжинная’) счетная бирка с Готского раскопа средневекового Новгорода” (“The Hansa (‘Dozen’) Accounting Tally from the Gothic Dig of Medieval Novgorod”), От Древней Руси к России нового времени: сборник статей к 70-летию Анны Леонидовны Хорошкевич (Москва, 2003), 276-279.
  • “К вопросу о происхождении сорочка: по материалам берестяных грамот” (“On the Question of the Origins of the Sorochok: Based on the Materials of the Birch-Barks”),Берестяные грамоты: 50 лет изучения: Материалы международной конференции. Великий Новгород, 24-27 сентября 2001 г. (Москва, 2003), 57-72.
  • “The Mint of al-Shâsh: The Vehicle For the Origins and Continuation of Trade Relations Between Viking-Age Northern Europe and Sâmânid Central Asia,” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 12 (2002-2003), 47-79.
  • “A Large Early Viking-age Dirham Hoard Found in 2000 in Kozel’sk, Kaluga ob./ Большой клад дирхемов начала эпохи викингов найденный в 2000 г. Козельске, Калужской обл.,” Археологические вести, 10 (2003), 149-163 (English and Russian texts) (with Th.S. Noonan).
  • “The ‘Furry Forties:’ Packaging Pelts in Medieval Northern Europe,” States, Societies, Cultures: East and West [Essays in Honor of Jaroslav Pelenski] (New York, 2004), 653-682 (with Th.S. Noonan).
  • “What Does Historical Numismatics Suggest About the Monetary History of Khazaria in The Ninth Century? – Question Revisited,” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 13 (2004), 97-129.
  • “Creating ‘Khazar Identity’ Through Coins – The ‘Special Issue’ Dirhams of 837/38,”East Central and Eastern Europe in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Florin Curta (Ann Arbor:Univ. of Michigan Press, 2005), 220-253.
  • “Commerce and Caravan Routes Along the Northern Silk Road (Sixth-Ninth Centuries)– Part I: The Western Sector,” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 14 (2005), 55-105.
  • “Introduction,” Russian History/Histoire Russe 32: 3-4 [Festschrift for Th.S. Noonan, Vol. 2, ed. R.K. Kovalev and H.M. Sherman] (2005), 267-268 (with H.M. Sherman).
  • “Circulation of Arab Silver in Medieval Afro-Eurasia,” History Compass 5/1 (2007), 1-21 (with Alexis C. Kaelin).
  • “Accounting, Tag, and Credit Tallies,” Wood Use in Medieval Novgorod, eds. M.Brisbane, J. Hather (Oxford, 2007), 189-202.
  • “Деревянная счетная бирка-сорочек 2-й полoвины XI в из Старой Руссы” (“Wooden Accounting Tally-Sorochok of the First Half of the XI Century from Staraia Russa”), Хорошие дни… Памяти Александра Степановича Хорошева (Великий Новгород – Санкт-Петербург, 2009), 314-318.
  • “The Role of Khazaria and Volga Bulǧâria in Trade Relations Between the Near East and European Russia During the Tenth Through the Early Eleventh Centuries (The Numismatic Evidence),” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 18 (2011), 43-155.
  • “Grand Princess Olga of Rus’ Shows the Bird: Her ‘Christian Falcon’ Emblem,” Russian History 39:4 (2012), 460-517.
  • “The Production of Dirhams in the Coastal Caspian Sea Provinces of Northern Iran in the Tenth-Early Eleventh Centuries and their Circulation in the Northern Lands,”Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 19 (2012), 133-183.
  • “Were there Direct Contacts Between Volga Bulğâria and Sweden in the Second Half of the Tenth Century? The Numismatic Evidence” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 20 (2013), 67-102.
  • “When and What Regions of the Islamic World Exported Sasanian and Arab-Sasanian Silver Coins to Early Viking-Age Northern Lands?” Myntstudier. Festskrift till Kenneth Jonsson, eds. T. Talvio, M. Wijk (Stockholm, 2015), 68-83.
  • “Vie économique (artisanat, échanges, agricoles)” (“Economic Life (crafts, exchange, and agriculture)”) Novgorod ou la russie oubliée (Paris, 2015), 199-223.
  • “Where Did Rus’ Grand Princess Olga’s Falcon Find Its Cross?,” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 21 [Thomas Allsen Festschrift] (2015), 136-183.
  • “Production of Dirhams at the Mint of Damascus in the First Four Centuries of Islam and the Question of Near Eastern Metallic Zones,” 4th Assemani Symposium on Islamic coins, eds. A. D’Ottone and B. Gallagher (Numismatica antica e medievale.Studi) (Trieste, in the press).
  • “Circulation of Sâmânid Dirhams in Viking-Age Northern and Eastern Europe (Based on the Mints of Samarqand and al-Shâsh),” Dirham Hoards and Monetary Circulation in the Northern Lands in the 10th Century [Papers from the Oriental Numismatic Workshop Held in Oxford, 1-2 August, 2011] (in the press).
  • “What Do ‘Official’ Volga Bulğâr Coins Suggest About the Political History of the Middle Volga Region During the Second Half of the Tenth Century?” Central Eurasia in the Middle Ages. Studies in Honour of Peter B. Golden (in the press).
  • “Dirham Mint Output in the Southern Caspian Sea Provinces of Gîlân, Ṭabaristân, Jurjân, and Qûmis in the Tenth-Early Eleventh Centuries” [Труды Государственного Эрмитажа. Материалы и исследования Отдела нумизматики. Материалы конференции «Два века мусульманской нумизматики в России. итоги и перспективы»/Proceedings of the Conference “Two Centuries of Islamic Numismatics in Russia. General Results and Prospects. Sept. 24-29, 2012, St. Petersburg] (in the press).
  • “O роле руcсов и волжских булгар в импорте североиранскикх дирхемов в Eвропу во второй половине X – начале XI вв.”/(“The Role of the Rus’ and Volga Bulğârs in the Import of Northern Iranian Dirhams Into Northern Europe During the Second Half of the Tenth to Early Eleventh Centuries”), Древнейшие государства Восточной Европы, 2015 год. (Moscow, in the press).
  • “Production and Circulation of Dirhams From the Mint of Damascus (Dimashq) in the First Four Centuries of Islam (Copenhagen, in the press).
  • (with V.P. Lebedev and G. Rispling) “Беловский клад куфических дирхемов первой четверти X в. из Курской обл.” (“Belov Hoard of Kufic Dirhams of the First Quarter of the Tenth Century From Kursk obl.”) (in the press)

Review Articles

  • “Critica: E.P. Kazakov, Kul’tura rannei Volzhskoi Bolgarii,” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 9 (1997), 319-335.
  • “Book Review: N.A. Makarov, Kolonizatsiia severnykh okrain Drevnei Rusi v XI-XIII vekakh,” Fennoscandia Archaeologica, 15 (1998), 78-81.
  • “Critica: S.A. Pletneva, Sarkel i ‘shelkovyi’ put’,” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 10 (1999), 245-254.
  • “Critica: Finno-Ugrica & Arkheologiia Tatarii: Two New Journals From Kazan’,” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 10 (1999), 255-260. (with Th.S. Noonan)
  • “Dva novykh zhurnala v Kazani. Tatarskaia arkheologiiaFinno-Ugrica,” Finno-Ugrica, 1:4 (2000) 79-82. (with Th.S. Noonan)
  • “Reimagining Kievan Rus’ in Unimagined Europe: Review Article of Christian Raffensperger, Reimagining Europe. Kievan Rus’ in the Medieval World,” Russian History 42:2 (2015), 158-187.

Book Reviews

  • “Book Review: B. Strumiński, Linguistic Interrelations in Early Rus’: Northmen, Finns, and East Slavs (Ninth to Eleventh Centuries),” Journal of Ukrainian Studies, 23, no.1 (1998), 143-145. (with Th.S. Noonan)
  • “Book Review: A.E. Leont’ev, Arkheologiia meri. K predystorii Severo-Vostochnoi Rusi (The Archaeology of the Merya),” Early Medieval Europe, Vol. 9, no.1 (2000), 137-138.
  • “Book Review: Endre Bojtár, Forward to the Past: A Cultural History of the Baltic Peoples,” Early Medieval Europe, Vol. 10, no.2 (2001), 276-277. (with A. Lelis)
  • “Book Review: Martin Dimnik, The Dynasty of Chernigov, 1146-1246,” Speculum, Vol. 81:1 (2006), pp. 174-176.
  • “Book Review: Wladyslaw Duczko, Viking Rus: Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe,” Speculum 82:1 (2007), pp. 177-179.
  • “Book Review: The Archaeology of Novgorod in Context [Studies in Centre/Periphery Relations], eds. M. A. Brisbane, N.A. Makarov, and N.E. Nosov,” Russian Review 72:2 (2013), 319-320.
  • “Book Review: Aleksei Tolochko, Kievskaia Rus’ i malorossiia v XIX veke,” Russian Review 73:4 (2014), 635-637.

Encyclopedia Entries

The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet & Eurasian History (Academic International Press, Gulf Breeze, 2000-)

  • “Bania,” vol. 3 (2000), pp. 193-195.
  • “Bannik,” vol. 3 (2000), pp. 197-198.
  • “Beloozero,” vol. 4 (2003), pp. 109-114. (with H.M. Sherman)
  • “Berkovets,” vol. 4 (2003), pp. 139-140.
  • “Biliar-Bulgar,” vol. 4 (2003), pp. 157-160.
  • “Birch-Bark Texts,” vol. 4 (2003), pp. 162-165.
  • “Birka (Tally),” vol. 4 (2003), pp. 165-171.
  • “Bridges, Roads, and Pavements in Kievan Rus’,” vol. 4 (2003), pp. 230-233.
  • “Boats, Ships, and Water Transport in Kievan Rus’,” vol. 4 (2003), pp. 190-195.
  • “Byzantine Wine and Oil in Kievan Rus’,” vol. 5 (2004), pp. 68-73.
  • “Charity and Patronage in Kievan Rus’,” vol. 5 (2004), pp. 188-192.
  • “Credit and Moneylending in Medieval Rus’ (ca. 1000-1450),” vol. 7 (2006), pp. 120-124.
  • “Domovoi,” vol. (2007), pp. 102-104.
  • “Forties” (in the press).

Encyclopedia of Russian History (Macmillan Reference USA, New York, 2003)

  • “Altyn,” vol. 1, p. 55.
  • “Astrakhan, Khanate of,” vol. 1, pp. 92-93.
  • “Banya,” vol. 1, pp. 122-123.
  • “Chastushka,” vol. 1, p. 230.
  • “Cimmerians,” vol. 1, p. 263.
  • “Denga,” vol. 1, p. 380.
  • “Grivna,” vol. 2, p. 610.
  • “Huns,” vol. 2, pp. 646-647.
  • “Khazars,” vol. 2, pp. 739-740.
  • “Maslenitsa,” vol. 3, pp. 903-904.
  • “Nogai,” vol. 3, p. 1059.
  • “Pechenegs,” vol. 3, pp. 1156-1157.
  • “Polovtsy/Cumans/Kipchaks,” vol. 3, pp. 1202-1203.
  • “Poliane,” vol. 3, pp. 1203-1204.
  • “Route to Greeks,” vol. 3, pp. 1305-1306.
  • “Scythians,” vol. 4, p. 1356.
  • “Torki/Oghuz,” vol. 4, p. 1560-1561.
  • “Witchcraft,” vol. 4, p. 1669.

World Trade: A Historical Encyclopedia of Economics, Politics, Society, and Culture, ed. Cynthia Northrup (M.E. Sharpe: New York, 2005), vol. 1-4.

  • “Dirham,” vol. 1, p. 273-274.
  • “Ivory,” vol. 2, pp. 544-545.
  • “Tally-Sticks,” vol. 3, pp. 871-872.
  • “Timber/Sorochok,” vol. 3, p. 899.
  • “Wine,” vol. 4, pp. 969-970.

Encyclopedia of Empires (Wiley-Blackwell Press)

  • “Kimak Qağanate” (2015) (with G. Mako).
  • “Uyğur Qağanate” (2015).

Bibliographic Works

  • “Viking Age Dirham Hoards From Eastern and Northern Europe,” A Survey of Numismatic Research 1990-1995: International Association of Professional Numismatists Special Publication, no.13 (Berlin, 1997), 751-759. (with Th.S. Noonan & G. Rispling)
  • “Bibliography of Th.S. Noonan,” Russian History/Histoire Russe 28: 1-4 [Festschrift for Th.S. Noonan, Vol. 1, ed. R.K. Kovalev and H.M. Sherman] (2001), 7-28.
  • “Addenda to the Bibliography of Th.S. Noonan,” Russian History/Histoire Russe 32: 3-4 [Festschrift for Th.S. Noonan, Vol. 2, ed. R.K. Kovalev and H.M. Sherman] (2005), 271-272.
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