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Travels in Southern Russia and the Crimea; Through Hungary, Wallachia, & Moldavia, During the Year 1837 Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R511 Discovery Miles 5 110
Travels in Southern Russia and the Crimea; Through Hungary, Wallachia, & Moldavia, During the Year 1837 Volume 1 (Paperback):...
Travels in Southern Russia and the Crimea; Through Hungary, Wallachia, & Moldavia, During the Year 1837 Volume 1 (Paperback):...

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Travels in Southern Russia and the Crimea; Through Hungary, Wallachia, & Moldavia, During the Year 1837 Volume 1 (Paperback)

Anatolii Demidov

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...first voievode of Wallachia proper. Expelled from the Hungarian provinces by the irruption of the Tatar hordes under Batou-Khan, this chief returned with his dismayed companions to seek a refuge amid the solitudes of their native land. The provinces then breathed awhile, and once more assumed a stable form under their vo'1'evodes. Gradually reduced to discipline, and skilled in the art of war, the Wallachians became sufficiently powerful to resist all attempts upon their independence on the part of the Hungarian sovereigns; and more than this, they sent an invading army against the Turks, their neighbours, whose territories had been left without defence on the Danubian side. Bajazet checked this enterprise in time, and exacted a tribute from Wallachia. For the space of nearly a century, tho Wallachians now singly, now with the assistance of the Hungarians, attempted in vain to shake off the rude yoke of Turkey, whose hand only fell with a heavier weight upon their country. At length, towards i520, Mahomed II., having expelled the sovereign of Wallachia, imposed a new vo'1'evode upon the principality, bearing the title of pasha, and concluded a treaty with it, the principal articles of which still remain inherent in the constitution of the country. During the period which succeeded this treaty, the influence of Turkey over Wallachia continued to extend itself more and more; and in 1544, a portion of the Wallachian territory was ceded to the Ottoman Empire, and fortresses were erected on the borders of the Danube, at Ibrafl, Giouijevo, and Tourno, which were occupied by Turkish garrisons. Such was the state of things when, in 1593, a voievodc called Michael, resolved to shake off the Ottoman yoke. Supported by alliances formed...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Anatolii Demidov
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-08022-2
Barcode: 9781230080222
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-08022-8

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