From the ”Dacian project” to the attachment of Bessarabia Cover Image

From the ”Dacian project” to the attachment of Bessarabia

Author(s): Ion Eremia
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Palatul Culturii
Keywords: ”Dacian project”; tsarist policy; the Ottoman Empire

Summary/Abstract: The article is dedicated to the examination of the Russian historiography of after 1989, which researches the external policy promoted by the Russian Empire in the Southeast of Europe in the second half of the 18 th century – the start of the 19th century. It is pointed out that Russian authors pay special attention to the so-called "Greek project", elaborated by the Russian diplomacy and presented in a letter of Catherine II to Emperor Joseph II, project which was accepted by the Court of Vienna. It is noticed the fact that until now no common denominator has been reached regarding the respective matter as the above project reflects the real policy of tsarist Russia in the Balkans or it was only a political maneuver of tsarist regime, maneuver meant to mark the intention hereof of occupying Crimea. Still, the identification and inclusion in the scientific circuit of unpublished materials demonstrates that this was a precise action plan Russia had for the Balkans, plan which later one suffered certain modifications but did not deviate from the political line of Russia in the southwestern direction. As a consequence of this policy, Russia manages to obtain only the territory between the Dniester and the Prut. Examining the Russian historiography it was possible to identify two directions in its evolution: one precisely complying with the Soviet historiography concepts and another one, attempting to get rid of the same.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 30-31
  • Page Range: 263-286
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Romanian