Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Home World History Historic Nobility. Most of the slaves were of Roma Gypsy ethnicity. The exact origins of slavery are not known.
Slavery was a common practice in Europe at the time, and there is some debate over whether the Romani people came to Wallachia as free men or as slaves.
In the Byzantine Empire , they were slaves of the state and it seems the situation was the same in Bulgaria and Serbia until their social organization was destroyed by the Ottoman conquest, which would suggest that they came as slaves who had a change of 'ownership'. Historian Nicolae Iorga associated the Roma people's arrival with the Mongol invasion of Europe and considered their slavery as a vestige of that era, the Romanians taking the Roma from the Mongols as slaves and preserving their status.
Other historians consider that they were enslaved while captured during the battles with the Tatars. The practice of enslaving prisoners may also have been taken from the Mongols. The arrival of the Roma made slavery a widespread practice. Traditionally, Roma slaves were divided into three categories. The abolition of slavery was carried out following a campaign by young revolutionaries who embraced the liberal ideas of the Enlightenment.
The earliest law which freed a category of slaves was in March , which transferred the control of the state slaves owned by the prison authority to the local authorities, leading to their sedentarizing and becoming peasants. During the Wallachian Revolution of , the agenda of the Provisional Government included the emancipation dezrobire of the Roma as one of the main social demands. By the s the movement gained support from almost the whole of Romanian society, and the law from February emancipated all slaves to the status of taxpayers citizens.
The present-day counties comprising Wallachia. The division line between the two is the Olt River. Wallachia's traditional border with Moldavia coincided with the Milcov River for most of its length. Sign In Don't have an account? This article is about the region in what is now Southern Romania.
For the micronation, see Kingdom of Wallachia. For the antagonist of Melty Blood , see Night of Walachia. Map of present-day Romania, with historical Wallachia in red.
Contents [ show ]. Commons Centuries in Romania. The term "Wallachia" in Castlevania is oftentimes not only used as the proper region just "outside" of central Europe behind the Carpathian Mountains, but also as a fictional term for Dracula 's realm, or the region of Transylvania.
In contemporary German, the " Wallachei " still is in use as a term for behind the horizon - analog to its historical counterpart where people would neither speak Latin nor German; the end of the medieval world.
Contemporary historians estimate the population of Wallachia in the 15th century at , people. Media related to Wallachia at Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from History of Wallachia. Historical and geographical region of Romania. For other uses, see Wallachia disambiguation. Romanian   Old Church Slavonic as written chancellery language until it was replaced by Romanian starting with the 16th century   [nb 1] Greek as chancellery and culture language  [nb 2].
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