Galata (quarter)

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"The merchant quarter of Constantinople" 2

Names

  • Arabic: الغلطة = al-Ghalaṭa 1
  • Armenian: Ղալաթան = Ghalatʻan 3-4
  • Armenian: Ղալաթիա = Ghalatʻia 5
  • Armenian: Խալատան = Khalatan 3
  • Greek: Γαλατίην, Γαλατίαν = Galatiēn, Galatian 6
  • Greek: Γαλάτου = Galatou 7
  • Hebrew: פיירה = PYYRH 8
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 Pawghos. 3 1398139813981950
Event mentioned by an Armenian scribe. 4 1464146414641958
Event mentioned by Abraham Ankiwrats‘i. 5 before 1453late 15th C16601957
Event mentioned by Laonikos Chalkokondyles. 6-7 before 14641464-1468mid-late 15th C2014
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 8 before c.1170c.117313th C1907

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]), 2:251 [Arabic].
    • al-Ghalaṭa: 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, 508 [English].
  • 2A. D. H. Bivar, The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354: Index (London: The Hakluyt Society, 2000), vol. 5, s.v. [English].
  • 3L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XIV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1950), nos. 779a-b pp. 622-623 [Armenian].
    • Łalat‘an, Xalatan: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1398 (no. 2) [English].
  • 4L. S. Khach‘ikyan, ed., XV Dari Hayeren Dzeṛagreri Hishatakaranner (Yerevan: Haykakan S. S. Ṛ. Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1958), no. 260 II: p. 216 [Armenian].
    • Łalat‘an: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1464 (no. 3) [English].
  • 5H.S. Anasyan, ed., Haykakan Aghbyurnerĕ Byuzandiayi Ankman Masin (Yerevan: Haykakan SSṚ Gitut‘yunneri Akademiayi Hratarakch‘ut‘yun, 1957), pp. 35-55 [Armenian].
    • Łalat‘ia: Avedis K. Sanjian, Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts, 1301-1480: A Source for Middle Eastern History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1969), 1453 (no. 3) [English].
  • 6Galatas: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 2.4; 6.4-5, 32; 8.4-5, 24, 26-28; 9.25-26 [Greek with English translation].
  • 7Galatas: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 6.3, 6 [Greek with English translation].
  • 8Pera: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 24 [Hebrew with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Galata” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/385.

Additional credit information:

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