The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Region: Evolution and Transformation

1st Edition

Evgeny Khvalkov

Routledge
Published August 3, 2017
Reference - 444 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138081604 - CAT# Y333211
Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

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Summary

This book focuses on the network of the Genoese colonies in the Black Sea area and their diverse multi-ethnic societies. It raises the problems of continuity of the colonial patterns, reveals the importance of the formation of the late medieval / early modern colonialism, the urban demography, and the functioning of the polyethnic entangled society of Caffa in its interaction with the outer world. It offers a novel interpretation of the functioning of this late medieval colonial polyethnic society and rejects the widely accepted narrative portraying the whole history of Caffa of the fifteenth century as a period of constant decline and depopulation.

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