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Elena Ä Skržinskaja (1968)

Storia della Tana

Studi Veneziani, 10:5-45.

pp. 36-38 on slavery and slave trade:

Slave trade from the Black Sea (Tana) was lucrative, but dangerous, especially when the slaves were of Tatar origin and could eventually be reclaimed by the Golden Horde. Pirates and the conditions on board of the ships further contributed  to turning the slave trade into a highly risky enterprise. The possible conflicts with the Tatar rulers in the Black Sea region and the (often Catalan) pirates led the Venetians to practice the slave trade as secretly as possible. Nevertheless, the slave trade was officially legalized by the Venetian senate, who merely tried to avoid scandal, and even regulated the prices for transportation of slaves (early 15th century).

by Annika Stello last modified 2008-07-11 08:08

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