WRITTEN SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE ITALIAN LEATHER TRADE IN THE NORTHERN BLACK SEA REGION AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE Cover Image

ПИСЬМЕННЫЕ ИСТОЧНИКИ ОБ ИТАЛЬЯНСКОЙ ТОРГОВЛЕ КОЖЕЙ В СЕВЕРНОМ ПРИЧЕРНОМОРЬЕ И ДАННЫЕ АРХЕОЛОГИИ
WRITTEN SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE ITALIAN LEATHER TRADE IN THE NORTHERN BLACK SEA REGION AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE

Author(s): Sergei Gennadievich Bocharov, Andrei Nikolaevich Maslovskiy
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Economic history, Social history, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Keywords: Golden Horde; Caffa; Tana; trade; protectionism; craft;

Summary/Abstract: The paper considers the scale and conditions of leather trade performed by Italian representatives in the cities of the Northern Black Sea region during the 13th–14th centuries. Archaeological data on the level of craft development associated with leather preparation are provided. A new category of instruments, which has never gained scientific attention, namely, specially shaped knives for cutting leather, is introduced.