The trade of Wallachia with the Ottoman Empire between 1791 and 1821

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Florin Marinescu


This study is based on rich archival material, most of which has appeared
in print while the rest remains unpublished. One aim of the paper is to describe
commercial relations between Wallachia and the Ottoman Empire between
1791 and 1821. A significant amount of Wallachia’s products was absorbed
by Ottoman markets at below market prices, as part of its obligations to the
Ottoman Empiie. Starting in 1744, a series of imperial sultanic promulgations
began to limit such abuses. However, in addition to the above obligations, there was a substantial and consistent Wallachian export trade with the Ottoman Empire, which greatly increased towards the end of the period, particularly after the Treaty
of Andrinople (1829).

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