Iasi embowers even from the time of Alexander the Good, a princely court, being also the secondary residence in the XIV century, and after Stephen the Great the majority of rulers to make Iasi their residence (Neamtu apud Badarau 2007:31) . During the reign of Alexander Lapusneanu (1552-1561, 1564-1568) Iasi became the capital of the feudal state of Moldova. (Hen, 2008:28-29). Iasi loses the status of capital after the union of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1859 and the formation of modern Romania. Decreasing the political and administrative importance, Iasi will remains to state as a cultural center that will polarize Romanian spiritual values of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
You can buy this book here