Historiography of Ottoman Europe

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Person
Mitrophanis (Monk)
Author
Publication Type
Manuscript
Description
Manuscript notes of a Greek monk living in Bucharest, briefly describing the conflict for the Wallachian throne between Prince Radu Șerban and the pretender Radu Mihnea (December 1610 – June 1611). It offers a vivid picture of the attrocities commited by Radu Șerban’s men, “especially among the Greeks”, both boyars and merchants: as Radu Mihnea enjoyed Ottoman support, all his sympathisers, real or presumed, were chased and murdered. This is a precious historical source; only two diplomatic documents, an inscription from Dealu monastery and the historical works of Metropolitan Matthew of Myra speak of these events.
Library
  • Holy Metropolis of Ioannina (Ιερά Μητρόπολις Ιωαννίνων) | 16th century Book of Hours (Ὡρολόγιον), ff. 11, 13r
Other Version
Secondary Literature
Keywords
Greek monk , Radu Șerban , Radu Mihnea , war attrocities , Ottoman support , inscription from Dealu monastery , Matthew of Myra
Geographic Keywords
Bucharest
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