Boris and Gleb


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Boris and Gleb

 

the younger sons of the Kievan prince Vladimir Sviatoslavich. Circa 987–989, Boris received Rostov from his father, and Gleb received Murom. In the civil war that broke out in 1015, after the death of Vladimir, Boris and Gleb were killed by their elder brother, Sviatopolk. In 1071 the Russian Orthodox Church canonized Boris and Gleb.

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Rejecting earlier interpretations of this cult, which employed a "two-tiered" model of sanctity very similar to that criticized by Brown in the 1978 Haskell Lectures (The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity [Chicago, 1981]), Hollingsworth asserts that "scholars should study the veneration of Boris and Gleb against the backdrop of how the mutual interaction between the princes and the churchmen led to the formation .