Forging the Wallachian Military Frontier 1769–1772

Ilić Mandić, Jelena (2021) Forging the Wallachian Military Frontier 1769–1772. Banatica, 31/2. pp. 251-273. ISSN 1222-0612

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The Wallachian Military Border was established in 1769 on the very border between the Habsburg province of Temeswarer Banat, and the Ottoman vassal Principality of Wallachia. This area included 35 settlements on the rivers of Cerna and Timiș, and their tributaries. But the conduct of a military census of these settlements and the acceptance of military obligations by their people had to be postponed for a while. The reasons were multiple. Firstly, a strong resistance of the population towards a change in their legal status (from Cameral Unterthanen to Grenzer) was noted in that period. Secondly, the mass emigration and desertion echoed in this area as well as a reaction to the “external” factors such as the Russo-Ottoman war and banditry from Wallachia. The militarisation turned out to be a difficult process since the military government and institutions were not efficiently established before the middle of 1772

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Habsburg Monarchy, Wallachian Military Border, Temeswarer Banat, militarization, emigration
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DB Austria
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Milica J
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 15:01
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2023 10:23

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