The Commercial Significance of the Venetian Tana in the 1430s

Keywords: Venice, Genoa, colonies, Tana, Black Sea region, market, long-distance trade

Abstract

In the XIII – XV centuries medieval Europe has made progress in trade and transition to market economy, which resulted in the foundation of a number of Venetian and Genoese overseas colonies in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea area. The stability of Pax Mongolica had a positive effect on long-distance trade with the Central and Eastern Asia and India. In the XV century the goods from the Eastern Europe prevailed over those from the Central and Eastern Asia, especially the slaves. In exchange the Venetians and the Genoese imported cotton, woolen, and silk fabrics, raw cotton, rice, soap, glass, ceramics, jewelry and swords. The stabilization in the region and the rise of trade was a trend running through the first half of the fifteenth century. The 1430s were the time of the greatest prosperity of the Venetian trade in the Northern Black Sea during the whole fifteenth century.

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Published
31.12.2019
How to Cite
Khvalkov, E. (2019). The Commercial Significance of the Venetian Tana in the 1430s. EMINAK: Scientific Quarterly Journal, (4(28), 131-140. https://doi.org/10.33782/eminak2019.4(28).351
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World History and International Relations