Despite its prosopographical aspects, the book is not a comprehensive social or political history of the Phanariots. Central to the narrative is Stephanos Vogorides [1770-1859], a "second-tier" Phanariot who came from a Hellenized Bulgarian family, attended school in Bucharest, and was socialized into the Phanariot administrative network in Moldavia-Wallachia.
In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he used his connections to insinuate himself into Ottoman politics and established patronage and marriage connections, which facilitated his rise within the Phanariot system.
She demonstrates that the Phanariot system bore striking similarity to, and maintained robust linkages with, other patronage networks that crystallized around the ayan (provincial nobility), janissaries, and high officials.
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(28) Damien Janos, "Panaiotis Nicousios and Alexander Mavrocordatos: The Rise of the Phanariots and the Offi ce of Grand Dragoman in the Ottoman Administration in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century", Archivum Ottomanicum, Cilt 23, 2005, s.177-196; Philip Mansel, Constantinople, City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924, New York, St.
(32) Jelavich, Russia and the Formation of the Romanian, s.3; Pallis, The Phanariots, s.106; Christine Philliou, "Communities on the Verge: Unraveling the Phanariot Ascendancy in Ottoman Governance", Comparative Studies in Society and History, Cilt 51, 2009, s.153.
(62) Mango, "The Phanariots and the Byzantine Tradition", s.41-66; Dan Berindei, "Princes Phanariotes des Principautes Roumaines: une forme de resurrection de Byzance?", Byzant.
In addition to governing the related regions in this period, the Phanariotes also provided intelligence about European States to Ottoman Empire, make works of interpreting and played important roles in international relations.