King Vukasin and the Disastrous Battle of Marica
GRIN Verlag, Dec 14, 2009 - 40 pages
Essay from the year 2007 in the subject History Europe - Other Countries - Middle Ages, Early Modern Age, grade: keine, language: English, abstract: It is a historical fact that the two armies - Turkish and Serbian - clashed near the village ernomen (Chirmen, Chernomen, Chermanon) at the River Marica (Maric, Ebros, Hebros) on Friday the 26th, September 1371, and that a slaughter beyond description took place. The Serbian army suffered a true massacre in which both brothers King Vlka in and Despot Uglje a were slain. The battle is today commonly called the Battle of Marica (after the river Marica in today's Bulgaria) or the Battle of Chernomen (after a nearby small village on the lower Marica River). In trying to accurately convey the course of the battle one has to be contented with the contradictory assertions of the chronicles. What we can say with certainty is that Sultan M rad "did not participate in the clash, as he was not yet in Rumili. It seems that he was occupied with matters concerning Anatolia." Elizabeth Zachariadou points out that the battle was not fought by the regular Ottoman army but by the army of the gazis. Vlka in was surprised by the greatly outnumbered Ottomans. Namely, led by Sultan Murad I's Lieutenant Lala- ahin-Bey - Beylerbeyi (governor) of Rumeli - the Osmanlis attacked the Serbian camps in a night raid and managed to achieve victory against all odds. After this defeat, the Mrnjav evi s virtually vanished from the political scene. Not the Ottomans, but Manuel Palaeologus made use of this defeat of the Serbs to add Serres (Despot Uglje a's land) to his appanage at Thessalonica.
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