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In Distant Places Among Alien People: Slavery, Friendship, and Tatar-Venetian Relations in the 15th Century

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Guest Speaker: Hannah Barker (Arizona State University) In 1455, the Venetian patrician Giosafat Barbaro encountered an old friend in surprising circumstances. As a young merchant in the Black Sea port of Tana, Barbaro had met and befriended a local Tatar notable named Chebechzi. At the end of his time in Tana, Barbaro returned home expecting...