Phanariote sentence example

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  • In this reign the system of appointing Phanariote Greeks to the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia was instituted.
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  • The Rumanian Church had claimed its independence from very ancient times, but under the Turkish suzerainty and Phanariote hospodars Greeks were generally elected as bishops, and the influence of the Greek patriarch at Constantinople came to be more and more felt.
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  • As in Walachia at a somewhat later date, the Phanariote regime seemed now thoroughly established in Moldavia, and it became the rule that every three years the voivode should procure his confirmation by a large baksheesh, and every year by a smaller one.
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  • Although from the very conditions of their creation they regarded the country as a field for exploitations, they were themselves often men of education and ability, and unquestionably made some praiseworthy attempts to promote the general culture and well-being of their subjects, In this respect, even the Phanariote regime was preferable tc mere pasha rule, while it had the further consequence of preserving intact the national form of administration and the historic offices of Moldavia.
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  • The Phanariote period has been described as one of total decay; the political degradation of Rumania was thought to be reflected in its spiritual life.
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  • The few who had taken the trouble to study Rumanian literature paid not the slightest attention to the vast MS. material accumulated during the years of the Phanariote dominion, and out of sheer ignorance and political bias condemned this period as sterile.
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  • The last and probably the best writer of Rumanian history in the Phanariote period is Neculcea.
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  • The Danubian principalities were also ruled by native princes until the Phanariote period (see Phanariotes).
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