Historiography of Ottoman Europe

Demetrii principis Cantemirii Incrementorum et decrementorum Aulæ Othman[n]icæ sive Aliothman[n]icæ Historiæ a prima gentis origine ad nostra usque tempora deductæ libri tres

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Translated Title
The history of the growth and decay of the Othman empire (English)
Person
Cantemir, Dimitrie (1673-1723) | URL | URL | VIAF | ISNI
Author
Publication Type
Codex
Language
Latin
Date ca.
1714
Description
As Andrei Pippidi has compellingly shown, the Incrementa atque decrementa was composed in Greek between 1706-1710 ; it was completed after 1714 in Russia, where the Moldavian prince had found sanctuary, and then translated into Latin. Its first part depicts the “growth” of the Ottoman Empire, from the beginning of the 13th century to the 1672 expedition against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Its second part presents in a quite personal manner the “decline” of the Ottoman state, from 1672 to 1711. The last pages are dedicated to the Russian tsar Peter I “the Great”, in spite of the failure of his 1711 anti-Ottoman campaign. Rich notes (Annotationes) accompany the text.
Library
  • Houghton Library - Harvard College Library | MS Lat 224 | dgretz
Other Version
Secondary Literature
Notes
The Greek version of the manuscript is for the moment lost.
Keywords
Growth , Decay , Ottoman Empire , Russia , Polish–Ottoman War (1672–76) , Peter the Great , Pruth River Campaign
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