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"Boundaries of History" Evgeny A. Khvalkov - Book Presentation "The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Region: Evolution and Transformation"

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On March 1, 2018, at 6.30 pm we invite you to the seminar “Boundaries of History”. Evgeny A. Khvalkov (HSE St Petersburg) will present his book “The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Region: Evolution and Transformation” (Routledge, 2017)

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.

Moderator: Semyonov A. (PhD, Professor, Chair, Department of History, Director, Center for Historical Reserach) 

Working language: English
Address: 17 Promyshlennaya St., room 412
Contact email: vepopov@hse.ru


Evgeny Khvalkov

Associate Professor