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Jassy, Treaty of
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The Treaty of Jassy, signed at Jassy (Iaşi, in today’s eastern Romania), the capital of Moldavia (Boğdan), on 15 Cemaziülevvel (Jumādā I) 1206/9 January 1792, with the mediation of Britain and Prussia, ended the Russo-Ottoman War of 1201–7/1787–92 in Russia’s favour. Though usually viewed in Ottoman history as an indicator of the Empire’s decline, it inspired comprehensive reforms, and Britain ultimately intervened to check growing Russian power in the Balkans and Black Sea.

Neither side achieved its chief goal in the war: the resurrection of Byzantium and the kingdo…

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Şakul, Kahraman, “Jassy, Treaty of”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30928>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4



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