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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Rumania
Radul the Great, son and successor of the ex-monk Vlad I who had been appointed prince by the Turks (1481), sought by reforms in the administration and in ecclesiastical matters to mitigate the general distress and to secure greater independence from Turkey.
A great portion of the land was presented to Greek monasteries, and much of its income left the land and enriched Greek monasteries throughout the East (especially Mount Athos).
Constantine Mavrocordatus in Wallachia and Gregory Ghica in Moldavia.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13224b.htm   (4383 words)

  
  Liberty Mill: The Historical Dracula
Wallachia (Tara Romaneasca) is a provence of Romania bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the East by the Black Sea and to the south by the Danube to Bulgaria.
The throne of Wallachia was hereditary but not by the law of primogeniture; the boyars or great nobles had the right to elect the voivode from among the various eligible members of the royal family.
Wallachia was the first step for the Ottomans on their way to conquer the Christian world, so throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the princes of Wallachia attempted to maintain a precarious independence by constantly shifting allegiances between the powerful neighbors.
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 Thessaly - LoveToKnow 1911
The great southern pass was that of Coela, which crosses Mount Othrys nearly opposite Thermopylae.
To the north-east of this, where a portion of the great plain begins to run up into the mountains, the Plain of Pharsalia is formed, which is intersected by the river Enipeus; and still farther in the same direction is the scene of another great battle, Cynoscephalae.
In the heroic age this district was of great importance.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Thessaly   (1009 words)

  
 Great Wallachia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great Wallachia (Greek: Μεγάλη Βλαχία Megale Vlachia; Romanian: Vlahia Mare), also Thessaly Wallachia, was a medieval state (12th and 13th century) of the Aromanian (Vlach) shepherds, which included the Thessaly region of Greece, the southern and central ranges of Pindus and extending over part of Macedonia.
Benjamin of Tudela, the next century, wrote the earliest account of the independent state of "Great Wallachia" in the mountains.
After the Latin conquest of Constantinople in 1204, Great Wallachia was included in the enlarged despotate of Epirus, but it soon reappeared as an independent principality under its old name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Wallachia   (230 words)

  
 Romania
In the reign of Stephen III the Great (1457-1504), the great banner of Moldavia was red, charged with the head of an aurochs with a star between the horns and flanked by the sun and the moon.
According to a report of the time, the flag of the great Moldavian boyars who attended the coronation of Henry of Valois as King of Poland (1574) was blue and charged with the head of an aurochs.
It was of white silk, bearing in the centre a painting of the Holy Trinity flanked by the military saints George the Martyr and Theodore the Recruit (Tyron).
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 Dracula
Wallachia is a province of Romania bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the east by the Black Sea and to the south by Bulgaria.
Wallachia first emerged as a political entity during the late thirteenth century from the fall of the East Roman Empire.
The prince of Wallachia was officially a vassal of the King of Hungary.
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 The Historical Dracula (long but very interesting)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Wallachia is a provence of Romania bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the east by the Black Sea and to the south by Bulgaria.
Wallachia first emerged as a political entity during the late thirteenth century from the weltering confusion left behind in the Balkans as the Eastern Roman Empire slowly crumbled.
The throne of Wallachia was hereditary but not by the law of primogeniture; the boyars, or great nobles, had the right to elect the voivode from among the various eligable members of the royal family.
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 Romanian History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
They were great warriors and patriots, and faced many difficulties retaining their freedom.
Its great natural resources proved to be both a blessing and a torment.
Wallachia is found in the region between the Danube and the mountains.
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 Just a legend...?
Prince of the province of Wallachia, Tepes belonged to the House of Basarab.
Wallachia itself was bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the east by the Black Sea and to the south by Bulgaria.
The throne of Wallachia was hereditary but not by the law of the oldest obtains the crown; the boyers or great nobles had the right to elect the voivode from among the various eligable members of the royal family.
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 Courtly Lives - Vlad Tepes
Jadwiga), both being the daughters of Louis the Great of Hungary (1370-1382) of the House of Anjou.
Radu died of syphilus and was buried in the Monastery of Tingame near Bucharest in 1500.
Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) was the Prince of Wallachia in 1448, 1456-1462, and in 1476.
www.angelfire.com /mi4/polcrt/VladTepes.html   (1934 words)

  
 Monasteries of Oltenia
he heart of Wallachia, spread on the hills south of the Carpathians, is traditionally called Oltenia, because it lies on the river Olt.
This place has a great spiritual significance for the Romanians, as the founder is one of the brightest figures of our history.
He was a man of great culture and knowledge and during his rule the country had an unprecedented development of the arts and crafts.
students.missouri.edu /~romsa/destinations/html/oltenesti.html   (710 words)

  
 History of Romanians
Lying at the borders of three great empires and wanted by all three of them, Wallachia and Moldavia became for over 150 years not only territories of contention but also a battlefield on which the armies of the empires fought each other.
Wallachia and Moldavia were still under Ottoman suzerainty, but now they were placed under the collective guarantee of the seven powers that signed the Paris peace treaty; these powers decided then that local assemblies be convened to decide on the future organization of the two principalities.
Upon the insistence of the great powers, an international peace Congress was held in Berlin (June-July 1878), which acknowledged and maintained the status that Romania had proclaimed by herself more than a year before; it also re-established, after a long period of Ottoman rule, Romania’s rights over Dobrudja, which was re-united to Romania.
www.roembus.org /english/romanian_links/history_of_romanians.htm   (5696 words)

  
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Stoker's model was Vlad III Dracula (called Tepes, pronounced tse-pesh); a fifteenth century voivode or prince of Wallachia of the princely House of Basarab.
The Hungarian Kingdom to the north and west of Wallachia reached the zenith of its power during the fifteenth century and assumed Constantinople's ancient mantle as defender of Christendom.
However, he received little support from his titular overlord, Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (the son of John Hunyadi) and Wallachia's resources were too limited to achieve any lasting success against the conqueror of Constantinople The Turks finally succeeded in forcing Dracula to flee to Transylvania in 1462.
www.eskimo.com /~mwirkk/castle/vlad/Dracula.doc   (7083 words)

  
 Coat of Arms of Romania
The coat of arms of Greater Romania was replaced in 1947, when the Romanian People’s Republic was proclaimed under pressure from the Soviet occupation troops, with a decorative effigy symbolizing the country’s riches guarded by ears of wheat and a rising sun as a background as well as a red star in the chief.
It stands for the “nest of the Basarabs,” the nucleus around which Wallachia, was organized, the province that determined the historical fate of the whole Romania.
In the first quarter there is again Wallachia’s coat of arms on azure: an eagle or holding in its beak a golden Orthodox cross, accompanied by a golden sun on the right and a golden new moon on the left.
www.roembus.org /english/romanian_links/stema.htm   (701 words)

  
 Romania
In the reign of Stephen III the Great (1457-1504), the great banner of Moldavia was red, charged with the head of an aurochs with a star between the horns and flanked by the sun and the moon.
According to a report of the time, the flag of the great Moldavian boyars who attended the coronation of Henry of Valois as King of Poland (1574) was blue and charged with the head of an aurochs.
It was of white silk, bearing in the centre a painting of the Holy Trinity flanked by the military saints George the Martyr and Theodore the Recruit (Tyron).
flagspot.net /flags/ro.html   (3941 words)

  
 Marriott, The Eastern Question. Chapter 3
Early in the fifteenth century the Ottomans crossed the Danube, and in 1412 Wallachia was reduced to a state of vassaldom.
The great period in the mediaeval history of Serbia extends from the middle of the twelfth to the close of the fourteenth century.
A great combination was formed between the Southern Slavs of Serbia and Bosnia, the Bulgars, the Vlachs, and the Albanians.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Marr03.html   (7801 words)

  
 Turkey In Europe - Albania And Epirus
The Skhar is of great importance, too, in the hydrography of Turkey ; for two great rivers, the Bulgarian Morava and the Vardar, descend from its flanks, one flowing to the Danube, the other to the Gulf of Saloniki.
These Zinzares are the kinsmen of the Romanians of Wallachia and Moldavia, and live in a compact body only on the two slopes of the Pindus, to the south and east of the Lake of Yanina.
Their capacity for business is great, and the commerce of the interior of Turkey is almost entirely in their hands, as is that of the maritime districts in those of the Greeks.
www.oldandsold.com /articles11/europe-21.shtml   (5358 words)

  
 Paradox Interactive Forums - Tales from Wallachia
Wallachia was a quiet place in the 1400s.
It was Wallachia's first warship of any kind, and it was the first navy the tiny kingdom had ever seen.
The enemy army was twice his size, and commanded by a great general--whose name has been forgotten by time--and the Colonel knew that he stood little chance against this threat.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=54212   (4046 words)

  
 National revival in Romania, 1848-1866
A Turkish army was already camped in Wallachia; it was joined in September by a Russian force, and units from both powers then marched into Bucharest and put down the revolution.
When the old regime was restored, it was altered to reduce the power of the boyars: princes were now to be appointed by the sultan and then approved by the Russian state, with no role for the Romanian assemblies.
Great Britain was never willing to accept too much Russian control over the small Balkan states that were replacing the Ottoman Empire.
www.lib.msu.edu /sowards/balkan/lect08.htm   (4308 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: Paul, Archdeacon of Aleppo: Wallachia in 1657   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Their route followed the bank of the great river Aluta and led them to the farnous Monastery of Kozia, by a narrow pass overhanging the river, through a deep ravine full of rocks and roaring waters.
It is situated at the extremity of Wallachia, and Hungary lies north and south of it.
When the Bey entered the church the great Ban and the logothete took him by the arms, the clergy preceding him, and advanced to the royal doors, whence came forth two bishops who, taking the Bey by the arms, conducted him to the Sanctuary.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1657wallchia.html   (2616 words)

  
 Vlad the Impaler
Wallachia is located in Romania, bordered by Transylvania to the north and Bulgaria to the South.
Remember, during this time ownership of the thrown was not dictated by inheritance but rather by how effective you were in taking control by whatever means necessary.
In order that he might better enjoy his dinner, he order that the tables be set up and his guests join him for the feast amongst the forest of impaled corpses.
www.spartechsoftware.com /dimensions/people/VladTheImpaler.htm   (1786 words)

  
 A Biography of Vlad III
Wallachia appeared as a separate entity in the late 13th century out of the mass of confusion left behind as the Byzantine (East Roman) Empire fell apart.
Angry because of Vlad's failure to support Hungary against the Turks, Vlad and his family were forced to flee Wallachia, and Basarab II was placed on the throne of Wallachia.
But as was noted earlier, Wallachia did not have the resources to continue a sustained effort against the Turks without help, and the King of Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, the son of John Hunyadi, gave him little support.
www.coven.net /guide_tepes/vladiii.html   (2341 words)

  
 Rome and Romania, Roman Emperors, Byzantine Emperors, etc.
The success of the great struggle of the Maccabees to free the Jews from the Seleucid Kings is still commemorated in the holiday of Hanukkah, based on an incident when the Temple was reconsecrated after the liberation of Jerusalem.
The incestuous marriages of the children and grandchildren of Herod the Great, perhaps typical of a Hellenistic dynasty, like the Ptolemies, were very hard to understand.
Theodosius may have been called "Great" mainly for establishing Athanasian Orthodoxy and for actions against paganism like closing and sometimes destroying temples and ending the Olympic Games (which, however, seem to have continued in some form for another century).
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 Romania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Sultan of the Turkish Empire sent his men to collect monetary tribute from Wallachia, and Vlad impaled all the Sultan's men at the gates of the city; he did the same in order to alleviate bad morals, theft and lies.
The emancipated leaders of the revolution struggled to unite Moldavia and Wallachia, aswell as to gain freedom from the Turkish.
This political movement was a great contribution to the final victory of the Allied troops, shortening with at least 6 month the war with all its horrors.
home.earthlink.net /~cablu/romania.htm   (2291 words)

  
 Vlad The Impaler
Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes in Romanian) was descended from Basarab the Great, a fourteenth-century prince who is credited with having founded the state of Wallachia, part of present-day Romania.
As there were no clear rules of succession in Wallachia (the council of "boyars" had the power to select as voivode any son of a ruling prince), Mircea's death led to conflict between his illegitimate son Vlad (Vlad the Impaler's father) and Dan, the son of one of Mircea's brothers.
It was inevitable that he would finally have to confront the Turks, as the small principality of Wallachia lay between Turkish controlled Bulgaria and the rest of central and eastern Europe.
www.ucs.mun.ca /~emiller/vlad.html   (4183 words)

  
 Vlad Tepes - Dracula
Grandson of Mircea the Great, Voevod of Wallachia
The country of Wallachia was a principality, meaning that it was ruled by a prince, rather than a king.
Vlad was informed by his spies of the great power of the approaching Turkish army.
www.davidstuff.com /historical/vlad.htm   (2085 words)

  
 Folk Art
The period of radical changes and modernisation of Romanian culture coincided with the creation of the national state, by the union of Moldavia and Wallachia, in 1859.
In both processes modernisation of culture and its synchronisation with European world not devoid of polemics, of confrontations between conservatives and the advocates of progress, the assimilation of Western culture and capitalization on local tradition proved highly beneficial.
The outcome was the emergence of the triad of great classics in the Romanian literature in the latter half of the 19th century: Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), Romanian national poet par excellence, Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), the great Romanian playwright, and Ion Creanga (1837-1889), a great storyteller.
www.all-bucharest-hotels.com /information/folk_art.EN.php   (600 words)

  
 Geography of Romania - Uncyclopedia
Wallachia (aka Walachia) is home to Walachia✰Mart and Vlad the Impaler of Dracula fame.
Another Great Wonder stays in a stupidity of a team or workers, which built a block of houses, and they forgot the huge crane inside the building.
Caracal is famous for it's name which is translated as "Dude Balls" That is why it was chosen as the capital so that eveyone can remember the name since most of romanians live in the countryside and sleep with the sheep in barns.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Romania   (1922 words)

  
 History of Romanians
In the 14th century, with the decline of the neighbouring imperial powers (the Poles, the Hungarians, the Tartars), south and east of the Carpathian Mountains range the autonomous feudal states were formed: Wallachia, under Basarab I (around 1310) and Moldavia, under Bogdan I (around 1359).
That was a time when the Ottoman political control and economic exploitation increased and corruption spread; but some social reforms were also introduced - such as the abolition of serfdom - as well as administrative and modernising reforms, modelled on the European ones in the age of the Enlightenment.
The domestic autonomy, although limited, was basically preserved and the two principalities continued to be distinct entities from the Ottoman Empire; this situation was recognised in several international treaties (for instance that of Kuchuk-Kainargi, 1774).
www.casaromana.org /istoria/e_vmt.html   (1078 words)

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