Historian of South East European and Oriental Civilizations. Extracts from „The History of the Ottoman Empire”
Association Internationale D'Etudes du Sud-est Europeen
About The Author
Dimitrie Cantemir (1673–1723) was a Moldavian soldier, statesman, and man of letters. He was twice voivode of Moldavia (March–April 1693 and 1710–1711). During his second term, he allied his state with Russia in their war against Moldavia's Ottoman overlords; Russia's defeat forced Cantemir's family into exile and the replacement of the native voivodes by the Greek phanariots. Cantemir was also a prolific writer, variously a philosopher, historian, composer, musicologist, linguist, ethnographer, and geographer.