Romania

ISBN-10: 1861891032
ISBN-13: 9781861891037
Edition: 2001
Authors: Lucian Boia
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Description: Romania occupies a unique position on the map of Eastern Europe. It is a country that presents many paradoxes. In this book the preeminent Romanian historian Lucian Boia examines his native land's development from the Middle Ages to modern times,  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 1/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.15" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Romania occupies a unique position on the map of Eastern Europe. It is a country that presents many paradoxes. In this book the preeminent Romanian historian Lucian Boia examines his native land's development from the Middle Ages to modern times, delineating its culture, history, language, politics and ethnic identity. Boia introduces us to the heroes and myths of Romanian history, and provides an enlightening account of the history of Romanian Communism. He shows how modernization and the influence of the West have divided the nation - town versus country, nationalists versus pro-European factions, the elite versus the masses - and argues that Romania today is in chronic difficulty as it tries to fix its identity and envision a future for itself.The book concludes with a tour of Bucharest, whose houses, streets and public monuments embody Romania's traditional values and contemporary contradictions.

Introduction
A Look at the Map
An Island of Latinity
How Romania was Created
Romanian Communism
Between the Past and the Future
Romanians and Foreigners
Who's Who in the Romanian Pantheon
A Walk through Bucharest
Epilogue
References
A Note on Romanian Pronunciation and Spelling
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index of Personal Names
Index of Place Names

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