Key Concepts of Romanian History

Key Concepts of Romanian History

Alternative Approaches to Socio-political Languages

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European historians of southeastern Europe explore the concepts that have shaped Romanian cultural and political identity, analyzing the dominant ideologies of the 19th and 20th centuries as well as their socio-political impact. They discuss the formation of the Romanian national state and its transition towards modernity by means of concepts such as patriotism, ethno-culture, property, and constitution. Among their topics are methodological issues in the process of writing the history of Romania, Romanian liberalism 1821-66, the notion of Europe from the perspective of Romanian historical studies, the concept of national style in artistic historiography, and the concept of totalitarianism in Romanian socio-political languages. First published as Istoria României prin concepte by Polirom, Iasi in 2012). Distributed in the US by Books International. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Johns Hopkins University Press
The theoretical analyses and interpretations contained in the studies of this volume focus on key-concepts such as: politics, politician, democracy, Europe, liberalism, constitution, property, progress, kinship, nation, national character and specificity, homeland, patriotism, education, totalitarianism, democracy, democratic, democratization, transition. The essays unveil specific aspects belonging to Romania's past and present. They also offer alternative perspectives on the Romanian culture through the relationship between the elite and society, and novel reflections on the delayed and unfinished modernization processes within the society and the state. The editors articulate the results coming from various sciences, such as history, linguistics, sociology, political sciences, and philosophy with the aim that the past and present profiles of Romania are better understood.

Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9786155225581
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 504 pages)
Additional Contributors: Neumann, Victor
Heinen, Armin


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