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A Critical Edition of a Seventeenth-century Volga-Turkī Source
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The Book of the Činggis Legend is a product of the steppe’s oral historiography, referring to events from the 13th−17th centuries, and presents the collective historical consciousness of the nomadic peoples of the Volga region's Turco-Tatar world.
The stories offer abundant information on the society, way of thinking and morals of the nomads, one of them can even be regarded as a kind of nomad “mirror of princes”. The other ones incorporate such crucial events in the Volga region as the islamization of nomad clans, epidemic, famine, the appearance of Halley’s Comet, the uprising of the Bashkirs, etc.
This book includes the first critical text edition of the source, the first full translation into English along with a glossary, historical comments, a huge apparatus and the three most complete facsimiles of the manuscript.
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Aristotle Onassis was the most famous shipowner of the twentieth century. He became the archetype and image of the ship-owning magnate, the symbol of Greek enterprise on a global scale. What distinguished him from the rest was that he created the shipping business of the new global era, combining the European maritime tradition and the American institutions and resources. Almost all books written on Onassis focus on his lifestyle and personal life. This is the first book examining all aspects of his multi-faceted global business activities in the shipping, airline and oil industries. It is based on the newly-formed Onassis Archive comprising thousands of new and unpublished files of his core business.

Contributors are: Alexandra Papadopoulou, Amalia Pappa, Maria Damilakou, Lars Scholl, and Christos Tsakas.
A Medieval Grain Market and Confraternity
Orsanmichele had a vibrant life in the centuries before the majestic fourteenth-century loggia was built. This work provides a new narrative for Orsanmichele in the era before the Renaissance. Volume One explores Orsanmichele from the twelfth century as the locus of prominent Florentine families who worked to develop a communal government, commercial enterprises, and a strong judiciary. It traces the history of the piazza and its church, which became a center for governmental actions. It examines the emergence of a court system that eventually served the larger city, and a monastery that fought for its existence as the commune grew. This Volume Two examines Orsanmichele from the mid-thirteenth century, as the piazza transformed into the city’s grain market, which fed the entire population daily. It considers the market’s tandem confraternity, with its stunning Madonnas over three successive loggias, which became among the most successful of Florentine institutions. This work examines the grain market and confraternity from a social, economic, political, and artistic perspective. It provides extensive data on the Florentine grain trade, daily sales at the market, and the nexus between traders, political leaders, and the confraternity. In all, the two volumes suggest that the developments at Orsanmichele during the medieval period formed the basis for the Renaissance structure so well known today.
How can dispute records shed light on the study of dispute settlement processes and their social and political underpinnings? This volume addresses this question by investigating the interplay between record-making, disputing process, and the social and political contexts of conflicts.
The authors make use of exceptionally rich charter materials from the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Scandinavia, including different types of texts directly and indirectly related to conflicts, in order to contribute to a comparative survey of early medieval dispute records and to a better understanding of the interplay between judicial and other less formal modes of conflict resolution.
Contributors are Isabel Alfonso, José M. Andrade, François Bougard, Warren C. Brown, Wendy Davies, Julio Escalona, Kim Esmark, Adam J. Kosto, Juan José Larrea, André Evangelista Marques, Josep M. Salrach, Igor Santos Salazar, and Francesca Tinti.