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Wallachians and Wallachia in Konstantin Mihailović of Ostrovitsa’s Memoires | p. 231–236

Akkerman, Kilia, Stephen the Great, Vlad the Impaler, Wallachia


Konstantin Mihailović of Ostrovitsa’s memoires, written between 1490 and 1498, include references to Romanians and their countries, which are worthy of study. For instance, at the time when the author lived in the Ottoman Empire and was a member of the Janissary Corps, he was able, among others, to note an affirmation attributed to Sultan Mehmed II. According to the sultan, the Turks had to conquer Kilia, Akkerman and Belgrade in order to keep sustainable control on South-Eastern Europe.