The Moldavian 16th century is marked by the legacy of Prince Ştefan the Great (Romanian cel Mare, r. 1457-1504), whose reign provided the principality with political strength and stability. This was not easy to maintain, because the Moldavian rulers had constantly to navigate between the Polish crown, the Kingdom of Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and the Austrian Habsburgs, whose interes…
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Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas.
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