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Romania after Trianon, 1920–1938

  • Dennis P. Hupchick
  • Harold E. Cox

Abstract

Throughout the 18th century the thrones of the Wallachian and Moldavian principalities were sold by the Ottomans to members of wealthy Greek Phanariote families, who ruled their domains in Byzantine autocratic fashion, surrounded by hollow ritual and dependent landowners, and subject only to the whims of the Turkish sultans. Under Phanariote rule, one of the most oppressive and inequitable social systems in Eastern Europe emerged, with a small privileged elite of powerful magnates lording it over the majority of poor, enserfed peasants and numerically inconsequential urban inhabitants. During the 19th century the repeated Russian presence north of the Danube virtually led to the establishment of a Russian protectorate, essentially replacing Greek with Russian control in 1829.

Keywords

Social Reform German Minority Land Steward Princely Office Minority Education 
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Copyright information

© Dennis P. Hupchick and Harold E. Cox 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis P. Hupchick
    • 1
  • Harold E. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Wilkes-BarreUSA

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