Caffa (settlement)

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City in the Crimea

Names

  • Arabic: الكفا = al-Kafā 1
  • Armenian: Կաֆա = Kafa 2-4
  • Armenian: Կաֆայ = Kafay 5-11
  • Greek: Καφᾶ, Καφᾷ, Καφᾶν = Kapha, Kapha, Kaphan 12-13
Show table of instances where this place is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa. 1 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Event mentioned by Karapet. 2 1365136513651950
Event mentioned by Sargis. 3 1383138313831950
Event mentioned by Soghomon. 4 1475147514751958
Event mentioned by Mkrtich‘. 5 1344134413441950
Event mentioned by Markos and Yovhannēs 6 1384138413841950
Event mentioned by Yōvasab Aparanets‘i. 7 1421142114211955
Event mentioned by Astuatsatur. 8 1449144914491955
Event mentioned by Khach‘atur. 9 1455145514551958
Event mentioned by Awetik‘. 10 1456145614561958
Event mentioned by Awetik‘. 11 1475147514751958
Event mentioned by Laonikos Chalkokondyles. 12 before 14641464-1468mid-late 15th C2014
Event mentioned by Georgios Amiroutzes. 13 before 14701464-1470mid-late 15th C2014

Sources

  • 1Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 2:216, 228 [Arabic].
    • al-Kafā: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), II, 470, 482 [English].
  • 2L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XIV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1950), no. 569 pp. 469-469 [Armenian].
    • Kafa: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1365 (no. 2) [English].
  • 3L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XIV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1950), no. 679a p. 544 [Armenian].
    • Kafa: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1383 (no. 1) [English].
  • 4L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1958), no. 491 II: p. 390 [Armenian].
    • Kafa: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1475 (no. 9) [English].
  • 5L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XIV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1950), no. 425 p. 341 [Armenian].
    • Kafay: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1344 (no. 1) [English].
  • 6L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XIV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1950), no. 684 pp. 548-549 [Armenian].
    • Kafay: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1384 (no. 1) [English].
  • 7L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1955), no. 296 I: p. 270 [Armenian].
    • Kafay: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1421 (no. 14) [English].
  • 8L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1955), no. 704 I: pp. 622-629 [Armenian].
    • Kafay: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1449 (no. 1) [English].
  • 9L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1958), no. 85 II: p. 62 [Armenian].
    • Kafay: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1455 (no. 8) [English].
  • 10L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1958), no. 108 II: p. 78 [Armenian].
    • Kafay: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1456 (no. 7) [English].
  • 11L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1958), no. 490 II: p. 389 [Armenian].
    • Kafay: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1475 (no. 8) [English].
  • 12Caffa: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 3.25, 32; 6.3-4 [Greek with English translation].
  • 13Caffa: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 9.28 [Greek with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, McKenzie Cady, and Josh Kuch, “Caffa” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/15782.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; place categorization; abstract; categorization, matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; categorization, matching, Armenian collection/transliteration from Sanjian's Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts; and categorization, matching, Greek collection and transliteration from Chalkokondyles' history
  • McKenzie Cady: citation generation from Sanjian's Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts
  • Josh Kuch: categorization from Chalkokondyles' history
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