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Walachia
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Walachia, region in southern Romania divided by the Olt into Greater Walachia (Muntenia) and Lesser Walachia (Oltenia). An extension of the Eurasian Steppe, until well into the modern era Walachia was settled by various steppe peoples. In the context of the Danube Bulgarian Empire (Bulgaria), historical sources also mention Orthodox Vlachs/Walachians (Romanians) in Walachia, canonically under Ochrid or Târnovo. In the 12th century, pagan Cumans ruled Walachia; they were evangelize…

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Schneider, Johann, “Walachia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124028>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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