Battle of Giurgiu, 1595 ⚔️ Story of Michael the Brave (Part 2/5)


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Michael the Brave (Part 1 of 5)
Michael the Brave (Part 2 of 5)
Michael the Brave (Part 3 of 5)
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➤ Narration: Alexander Doddy

➤ Script: Albert Weber, MA

➤ Many thanks to Albert Weber, MA, for providing invaluable research material for this video. I highly recommend his books Corpus Draculianum. It’s an outstanding work of research on medieval Romanian history.
Corpus Draculianum vol1
Corpus Draculianum vol2
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➤ Sources:
Deepest thanks to Albert Weber, MA for allowing me to use his own research on this topic, and for pointing me towards most of the sources used for this video. His contribution is truly invaluable.
Europe and the ‘Ottoman World’ – Gábor Kármán, Radu G. Păun, Ovidiu Cristea
Ottoman Plans of Expansion in Hungary in the Fifteen Years’ War – Sándor László Tóth
The History of the Romanians – Constantin C. Giurescu
The Ottoman Empire 1300-1650. The structure of power – Colin Imber
Rising up to the Turkish challenge – Ion Florescu (article)
Conquered by the (S)word: Governing the Tributary Principalities of Wallachia and Moldovia (16th-17th Centuries) – Radu G. Păun
Critical chronology of the rulers of Wallachia and Moldova, 1324 -1881 – Constantin Rezachevici
Roumania. Past and present – James Samuelson

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    ➤ I feel I could've explained better the reasons why Michael had to retreat. After Calugareni, Sinan Pasha held his nerve and didn't retreat. He had more troops coming over the Danube and he refreshed his army due to the vastly superior Ottoman resources in men and material. The Ottoman Empire was a superpower, which could recover from defeats such as Calugareni, while Wallachia was a local power and could therefore not afford any mistakes in this conflict. When Calugareni didn't open the way for Michael to stop the Ottoman invasion, he had only one more chance at Giurgiu…

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  2. We romanians really could have pushed the brave othomans back to Asia. Didn't do it for not being occupied by germans, hungarians or poles. We tricked european powers. Here is a very powerful anticatholic propaganda! Turks treated orthodoxy with respect. We don't like greeks either. Constantinopol is a greek city, so is Adrianopol, avoided colaboration. Michael might be greek by origin, but romanians don't want to mingle in balkan affairs.

  3. Romanians prefer serbs, rusians, georgians and bulgarians to catholics, protestants and greeks! The last ones are bulgarians anyway, even if their influence was maybe greater. We don't like rusian imperialism.

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