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Sheik Bedreddin, Ottoman Revolutionary

Posted by on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 in East European History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History, Ottoman Empire

Sheik Bedreddin and the Ottoman Civil War Educated at such important Islamic centers of learning as Konya, Cairo, and Mecca, Sheik Bedreddin Mahmud stood at the forefront of a revolutionary religious and social movement during the period of Ottoman Civil War that followed the defeat of Sultan Bayzeid I by Tamerlane at the battle of […]

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Tamerlane and the Ottoman Defeat at the Battle of Ankara

Posted by on Sunday, August 12th, 2018 in East European History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History, Ottoman Empire

The Significance of the Battle of Ankara The Battle of Ankara in 1402 halted the Ottoman advance into Europe and improved the bleak prospects for the Byzantine Empire. The fall of Constantinople to the enemies of Christendom seemed almost certain until unexpected catastrophe for the Turks occurred on the plains of Anatolia. The defeat of […]

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Some Thoughts on Michael the Brave

Michael the Brave – the First Union of the Romanian Lands December 1, 2018, will mark the 100th anniversary of the great union of the Romanian lands to form modern Romania. As this commemoration of this great achievement in the history of the Romanian people is commemorated, it is fitting to reflect on the first […]

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Meet Dracula’s Uncle: Alexander Aldea

Alexander Aldea: The Accidental Prince One of the least-known personalities involved in the story of the historical Dracula is his uncle, Alexander Aldea. A son of Mircea the Old, Alexander Aldea ruled Wallachia from 1431 to 1436. Alexander Aldea’s rise to power came quite unexpectedly. He had faithfully served as a territorial governor under his […]

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Vasile Lupu – Prince of Moldavia, Patron of the Arts

Vasile Lupu – Echoes of Byzantium One of the most significant rulers of Moldavia during the seventeenth century, Vasile Lupu (1634-1653) was a court official who attained the throne of as a result of a revolt by native boyars against Greek officials who had gained significant influence in the Romanian principality during the period of […]

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Knights Templar in Wallachia under Basarab

Posted by on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 in East European History, Medieval History, Romanian History

The Demise of the Knights Templar Contrary to popular belief, the Knights Templar did not suddenly disappear from history when French King Philip IV ordered the arrest of Templars throughout France on Friday, October 13, 1307. While many attribute the superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th to have their origins in this tumultuous event, the Poor […]

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The Islamic Assault on Wallachia and Vlad III Dracula in the Summer of 1462

On June 4, 1462, Sultan Mehmed II began crossing the Danube at Nikopolis and entered Wallachia with an army of approximately 60,000 to 70,000 men, intending to remove Vlad III Dracula from the throne. According to the Serbian janissary, Konstantin Mihailović, who participated in this campaign, when the Sultan reached Nikopolis, “on the far side […]

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How Dracula Established the Independence of the Orthodox Church in Wallachia

Posted by on Friday, June 8th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History, Romanian History

Dracula’s relationship with the Orthodox Church is one of the least known but most significant aspects of his reign as Prince of Wallachia (1456-1462). In the aftermath of the fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, Vlad the Impaler changed the traditional practice whereby the Patriarch of Constantinople named Metropolitan of the Wallachian […]

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Vlad the Sad Prince: A Coloring Book for Adults

Posted by on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

What happens when a comedy writer with a longtime fandom of vampire lore and history discovers that his birthday marks the same date as the unification of Romania? He makes a coloring book to celebrate! And not just any coloring book, but a Vlad the Impaler coloring book. But why is Vlad so sad? Vlad […]

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Mircea the Old: Father of Wallachia, Grandfather of Dracula

Posted by on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century, Fourteenth Century, Romanian History

Mircea the Old, one of the greatest leaders in Romanian history, comes to life in this beautiful new book. Although his grandson, Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula, has acquired much greater international fame, Mircea the Old was the most significant ruler to sit on the throne of the small principality of Wallachia during […]

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