In the mid-eleventh century, lziaslav laroslavich, the ruler of the kingdom of Rus', is expelled from his kingdom-twice. His travels during those usurpations demonstrate the interconnectivity of medieval Europe across the traditional ease-west divide. While his actions and utilization of kinship networks reinforce the important role that constructing kinship relations played in the creation and maintenance of elite power in the middle ages.
"Iziaslav Iaroslavich's Excellent Adventure: Constructing Kinship to Gain and Regain Power in Eleventh-Century Europe,"
Medieval Prosopography: Vol. 30
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/medpros/vol30/iss1/2