Adrianople


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Adrianople,

Turkey: see EdirneEdirne
, formerly Adrianople
, city (1990 pop. 102,325), capital of Edirne prov., NW Turkey, in Thrace. It is the commercial center for a farm region where grains, fruits, and tobacco are grown and cattle and sheep are raised. The city was founded (c.A.D.
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Following this stop at Adrianople, Hemingway boarded the Simplon Orient Express for Paris.
At the same time Russia proposed a peace plan according to which: the previous Russo-Turkish treaties regarding Moldavia, Wallachia and Serbia should be recognised; the Sublime Porte should present a special authentication regarding the application of religious liberties and orthodox immunities; the Romanian Principalities should be evacuated and their administration according to the Treaty of Adrianople should be re-established; the Treaty of 1841 referring to the integrity of the Ottoman empire should be valid (Cernovodeanu, 1992: 81-96).
And though shrewder emperors had formerly welcomed such peoples and drew upon their strengths, O'Donnell writes that after Adrianople "the Visigoths inside the empire now felt no particular loyalty to the hand that had first failed to feed them and then tried to smite them, only to finally prove itself both weak and vacillating."
On that occasion, known to history as the Battle of Adrianople, which is usually considered to be the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire, tens of thousands of Romans and their allies were hewn down, crippling the once-invincible Roman military and guaranteeing the supremacy of the Goths in the eastern portions of the empire ever after.
The Peace of Adrianople joined former Turkish raias to Romanian Country.
The Balkan War of 1912--13 with Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria saw the Ottoman territory in Europe reduced to an area around Adrianople and Constantinople.
Akkerman has to be always evaluated in connection with the other treaty signed between two empires after three years, the Treaty of Adrianople. Through these treaties, Russia broke to a large extent the power of Ottoman Empire in the region.
In the story, thousands of Greeks have gathered in Adrianople in Thrace to partake in the ceremony commemorating the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.
The Goths turned on them violently and won skirmishes because they outnumbered the Romans, with the Battle of Adrianople in 378 representing a devastating victory over Roman forces.
(Painter:1964) But the crossover of around 1100,000 fighters of the western Goths to pass the Danube in 376AD--where the Romanian government let them to reside in Mouachia and Thrace--made a shock in the body of the empire as those entrants took no long to revolute against the empire itself, beat the emperor Valens in the battle of Adrianople and slaughtered him in 378AD (Refer to map 1).(Katz:1955)Thus, this led his successor the emperor Theodosius Ithe Great (378-395AD) to avoid villainy of the Goths through holding a treaty with them, through which they became confederate or "foederati" to the emperor.
It is important to remember that "Romania's birth" was not a spontaneous act of will, but it must be mentioned how important the economic revolution produced by the Treaty of Adrianople was; its consequences largely determined the new social policy of the nineteenth century.