The politics of kinship and of monarchy in medieval eastern Europe are typically constructed within the framework of the modern nation-state, read back into the past. The example of Boris Kolomanovich, instead, highlights the horizontal interconnectivity of medieval Europe and its neighbors and demonstrates the malleability of individual identity within kinship webs, as well as the creation of situational kinship networks to advance individuals’ goals.
"Identity in Flux: Finding Boris Kolomanovich in the Interstices of Medieval European History,"
The Medieval Globe: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/tmg/vol2/iss1/4