The colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea region: evolution and transformation, by Evgeny A. Khvalkov

Thesis submitted for assessment with a view to obtaining the degree of Doctor of History and Civilization of the European University Institute.
Florence, September 08, 2015

Dr Evgeny A. Khvalkov
Associate Professor
Higher School of Economics, Dept. of History
Saint Petersburg, Russia

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 1

INTRODUCTION Research question Research focus Territorial and chronological frames

CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW OF HISTORIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES Historiography Overview of the sources

CHAPTER 2. TO THE ORIGINS OF THE GENOESE BLACK SEA COLONIZATION: THE COLONIAL EMPIRE OF GAZARIA IN ITS GENESIS AND SHAPING, XIII–XIV CENTURIES

CHAPTER 3. UNDERSTANDING COLONIAL SPACE: TOPOGRAPHY AND SPATIAL LAYOUT OF THE CITIES AND HINTERLAND OF THE GENOESE GAZARIA

CHAPTER 4. GOVERNING THE OVERSEAS COLONIES: EVOLUTION AND TRANSFORMATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM

CHAPTER 5. THE WORLD OF ENTANGLED IDENTITIES: THE DYNAMICS OF POPULATION OF CAFFA IN ITS ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS CATEGORIES Presentation of the microgroups of the population of Caffa The macrogroups: applying statistics to the demography of Caffa Contacts between Latins and Orientals and religion in Caffa Mixed marriages and other forms of domestic partnership Family and familial clan in Caffa

CHAPTER 6. PRESTIGE, STRATIFICATION, AND SOCIAL GROUPS IN THE SOCIETY OF CAFFA Legal categories of nobility, citizenship, and other types of status Professional division of the population of Caffa Social prestige and the factors shaping it: a statistical analysis

CHAPTER 7. CAFFA AS A CENTRE OF TRADE: DYNAMICS OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, TRAFFIC, AND COMMUNICATIONS Goods exported from or through the Black Sea region or destined for local consumption Western goods imported from Europe or Romania Slave trade

CHAPTER 8. POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIOSHIPS IN THE BLACK SEA AREA IN 1400–1475: TRANSFORMATION AND FALL OF CAFFA

CONCLUSION

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