Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Legal and Political Status of Wallachia and Moldavia in Relation to the Ottoman Porte

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Studying tributary status is largely a matter of understanding the character of one's sources and asking the right questions. In order to decipher the official Ottoman view on the political position of tributary states, provinces, rulers, and people, it is necessary to apply a wider range of documentation. This also requires a deeper analysis of administrative and diplomatic chancellery documents that reflect the political, military, and diplomatic practice more directly and therefore render a better understanding possible. Considering Süleyman the Magnificent's epoch as a turning point in the political and juridical status of Wallachia and Moldavia vis-à-vis the Porte, in this chapter the author mainly responds to the following three questions: Did the Ottomans conquer the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia? Were Wallachia and Moldavia in the Ottoman Empire? And, did longterm "treaties" exist between the Ottoman Empire and the two Danubian principalities?.

Keywords:legal status; Moldavia; Ottoman porte; political status; tributary status; Wallachia



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The European Tributary States of the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation