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Тана — колыбель Кризиса середины XIV века
Tana, a Cradle of the Mid-14th Century Crisis

Author(s): Sergei P. Karpov
Subject(s): History, Economic history, Political history, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Venice; Golden Horde; North Black Sea region; Tana; Caffa; crisis; trading posts; conflict; war; navigation

Summary/Abstract: The article addresses the causes and evolution of the crisis in relations between the Golden Horde and the Italian settlements in the Azov-Black Sea Region — Tana (Azov) and Caffa (Theodosia) — in 1340s. Reconstruction of the events is based on the documents from the Venice State Archives compared with the information from the narrative sources (Venetian, Florentine, Genoese, Byzantine, Swiss etc.). The author estimates the size of losses incurred by the Italian merchants due to the incident in Tana in 1343 that unleashed a war between the Golden Horde and the Italian maritime republics of Genoa and Venice. The author points out the significance of the events for the Golden Horde and for the Western Europe in the mid-14th century.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 203-211
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian