Friday, December 26, 2008

Day 7 of the viscountdown: The Uprising in Negush

Welcome back from the holidays. Here's part II of the Phanariot bit. The Phanariots were eager to break away from Ottoman rule and in 1822 their rebellion surged in the province of Negush.
The uprising found some success and spread to neighboring areas but ultimately was squashed by the Ottomans. Valerian was involved in the rebellion and several references are made to this event in the second half of the book.

Apparently, not much is known about the uprising, which makes it perfect for the story. If you to read more about Negush uprising, check out this link:

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