The Principality of Vidin and the Tatars of the Golden Horde (End of the 13th – Beginning of the 14th Century)

Uzelac, Aleksandar (2016) The Principality of Vidin and the Tatars of the Golden Horde (End of the 13th – Beginning of the 14th Century). In: Velikite Asenevci. Abagar, Veliko Tъrnovo, pp. 272-280. ISBN 978-619-168-175-4

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The article examines the relations between the Bulgarian Principality of Vidin and the Tatars of the Lower Danube in the time of Nogai and after his death. On the basis of Serbian, Arab and Latin sources, it was concluded that the Principality of Vidin, ruled by Shishman became dependent on the Tatars in the late 1280s, simultaneously with the expansion of Nogai's power to the western borders of the Wallachian Plains. The Nogai’s Tatars provided strong support to the Principality Vidin principality in the last decade of the thirteenth century against the Serbs, presenting an insurmountable barrier against foreign expansion. After Nogai's death, Shishman lost a valuable ally and defender. However, the Vidin principality remained in the Tatar sphere of influence during the reign of Khan Tokta (until 1312), and in this way, Shishman was able to prevent the claims of Tsar Theodore Svetoslav to the northwestern Bulgarian lands

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Additional Information: sbornik s dokladi ot konferenciя posvetena na 830 godini ot vъstanieto na bratяta Petar i Asen, načaloto na Vtoro bъlgarsko carstvo i obяvяvaneto na Tъrnovo za stolica na Bъlgariя i 780 godini ot legitimnoto vъzobnovяvane na bъlgarskata patriяršiя
Uncontrolled Keywords: Principality of Vidin, Tatars, Golden Horde, Nogai, Tokhta, Shishman, Stephen Uroš II Milutin
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Istorijski Institut
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2022 12:14
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 14:06

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