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VALAHII SI IMPERIUL OTOMAN ÎN PRIMAVARA ANULUI 1474
THE WALACHIANS AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN 1474

Author(s): Alexandru Simon
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia

Summary/Abstract: Hungary’s return to and Moldavia’s great debut on the anti-Ottoman stage (1473-1474) was marked by compromise, financial problems and aids and failure, in spite of the efforts put in namely by the Moldavian ruler, Stephen III the Great, and of the fact that the Ottomans had not yet directed their main forces towards the Lower Danube area. Equally of importance under those circumstances, were Venice’s problems and promises. The events and dealings of early 1474 are illustrated also by two documents from the State Archive of Milan. These documents also allow us to tackle the question of Transylvanian involvement in the conflicts of the following years (1475- 1484) between Hungary, Moldavia and the Ottoman Empire. It has to be stressed out that Transylvania, supposed to be a anti-Ottoman link between Hungary and Moldavia, as well as the eastern flank of king Matthias Corvinus’ defensive system, leaned mainly towards agreement with the pro-Ottoman rulers of Walachia and therefore with the sultan himself.

  • Issue Year: 44/2007
  • Issue No: -
  • Page Range: 409-422
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian