Cristina Dinu, Aurel Stanica, dr. Steluta
Parau, Mihaela Iacob
During XVI-XVII-th centuries through
Danubians ports Tulcea, Chilia, Bestepe, as well
as through Black Sea ports there were sent to Istambul
significant quantities of grains, animals (cows,
sheeps), food (cheese, honey, wine) fish, vegetables,
fruits and raw materials. Also through these commercial
points passed woven materials, clothes, shoes, carpets.
Silk, Russian furs. A rich Delta, with commercial
centers was a valuable source for Istanbul and for
expeditionary ottoman armies which passed through
The fishers of caviar were famous
from Greece to Poland , Russia and Denmark . The
local Romanians were not only agricultors and fishers
but also cattle breeders.
During the XVII century, Dobrudja
became the theatre of operation for a longer conflict
between Russians and Turks, known as the "oriental
crisis". Following this, both Austria and Russia
win the freedom to navigate the Danube, Black sea
and the city ports of the Danube 's Mouth. Because
of that, the Delta's area gained a significant importance.