Historiography of Ottoman Europe

Istoriia lui Iordache Stavarache biv vel spătar și bași capichihaia al Țării Muntenești

Translated Title
Story of Iordache Stavarache, former grand spătar and bași capichihaia of Wallachia (English)
Person
Hagi Stachie of Vâlcea
Translator
Publication Type
Codex | Translation
Language
Romanian
Date ca.
1767
Description
Protégé of Constantin Racoviță (Prince of Moldavia 1749-1753 & 1756-1757; Prince of Wallachia 1753-1756 & 1763-1764) and of his brother Ștefan Racoviță (Prince of Wallachia 1764-1765), Stavrakoglu became one of the most influential, rich, and detested people in Wallachia. As his greed and violent practices caused havoc among the tax-payers, he was thrown in jail and strangled by order of the Grand Vizir. The fall of Stavrakoglu, dated August 1765, had a considerable echo: a versified account was published in Venice, in 1767, and many other editions have followed. The Story was transtaled into Romanian by Hagi Stachie of Vâlcea, probably in 1767.
Library
  • Biblioteca Academiei Române | ms. rom. 4468, ff. 43-48
Other Version
Secondary Literature
Notes
The manuscript of Hagi Stachie and a copy by Neculai Popa Dumitru Duma (1771-1779) are now lost; however, the copy was edited by Constantin N. Mateescu.
Keywords
Phanariots , Constantin Racoviță , Ștefan Racoviță , Stavrakoglu , spoken Greek , transtation into Romanian
Geographic Keywords
Moldavia, Wallachia, Venice
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