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Author Taki, Viktor, author

Title Russia on the Danube : empire, elites, and reform in Moldavia and Wallachia, 1812-1834 / Victor Taki
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource
Series Historical studies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, 2306-3637 ; vol. 6
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter I. Early Encounters -- Introduction -- Russian-Ottoman Confrontation and the Establishment of the Phanariot Regime -- The Peace of Kuchuk-Kainarji and the Russian Protectorate -- Russian Occupation of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1806-1812 -- Church Policies under Russian Occupation -- Chapter II. Challenges of Empire-Building in a Revolutionary Age -- Introduction -- The "Greek Project" of Ioannis Kapodistrias -- The Bessarabian Experiment of Alexander I -- Russia's Eastern Policy and Stroganov's Mission -- Kapodistrias, Alexander I, and the Greek Rebellion -- Chapter III. The Uprisings of 1821 and Their Impact -- Introduction -- 1821 and Anti-Greek Sentiment in Moldavia and Wallachia -- Tensions among the Boyars and Their Projects of Reform -- Moldavian Boyar Radicals and Conservatives -- The Convention of Akkerman -- Chapter IV. From Akkerman (1826) to Adrianople (1829) -- Introduction -- The Russian Empire and the Elites of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1826-28 -- The War of 1828-29 and the Russian Occupation of the Principalities -- The Genesis of the Reform Agenda -- Ministerial Instructions and the Formation of the Committee of Reform -- The Peace of Adrianople -- Chapter V. The Organic Statutes and Russia's Eastern Policy -- Introduction -- Boyar Opposition to the Organic Statutes -- The Affair of Sion and Its Consequences -- The Adoption of the Organic Statutes by the Assemblies of Revision -- Kiselev's Vision of the Principalities and Russia's Eastern Policy -- Chapter VI. A Well-Ordered Police State on the Danube -- Plague Epidemics and the Creation of the Danubian Quarantine -- The Creation of Militia and Police Reform -- Fiscal Reform and Peasant Obligations -- Administrative and Judiciary Reform -- Foreign Subjects, Dedicated Monasteries, and Censorship -- Chapter VII. Russian Policies in Moldavia and Wallachia After 1834 -- Introduction -- Russia and the Problem of Unification of the Principalities -- Political Tensions in Moldavia and Wallachia in the Late 1830s -- A Cordon Sanitaire for the Empire? -- The Limits of Hegemony -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "One of the goals of Russia's Eastern policy was to turn Moldavia and Wallachia, the two Romanian principalities north of the Danube, from Ottoman vassals into a controllable buffer zone and a springboard for future military operations against Constantinople. Russia on the Danube describes the divergent interests and uneasy cooperation between the Russian officials and the Moldavian and Wallachian nobility in a key period between 1812 and 1834. The main conclusion of the book is that although Russian policy was driven by self-interest, and despite the Russophobia among a great part of the Romanian intellectuals, this turbulent period significantly contributed to the emergence, several decades later, of modern Romania"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis 19th century, Modernization, Moldova, Nation-building, Nation-state, Ottoman Empire, Romania
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 18, 2021)
Subject Nobility -- Romania -- Wallachia -- History -- 19th century
Nobility -- Moldavia -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
Diplomatic relations
International relations
SUBJECT Russia -- Foreign relations -- 1801-1825.
Russia -- Relations -- Moldavia
Russia -- Relations -- Romania -- Wallachia
Wallachia -- Relations -- Russia
Moldavia -- Relations -- Russia
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Subject Europe -- Moldavia
Romania -- Wallachia
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021013875
ISBN 9789633863831
Other Titles Empire, elites, and reform in Moldavia and Wallachia, 1812-1834