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History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

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ISBN-10: 9639116971

ISBN-13: 9789639116979

Edition: 2001

Authors: Lucian Boia

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Central European University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.02" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Three Years on: An Introduction to the Second Romanian Edition
The Story of a Book
The Interwar Years and the Communist Period
The Kosovo Syndrome
We Are a Nation, Not an Orthodox Nation
The Federalist "Threat"
From the "Geto-Dacians" to the "Medieval Romanian Nation"
Opinion Polls
The Textbook Scandal
What I Believe
Introduction to the First Edition
History, Ideology, Mythology
The First Entry into Europe
Nationalism and Modernization
A National Myth: Michael the Brave
Different Projects, Different Histories
The Glorification of the Past
From Romanticism to the Critical School
The Junimist Paradigm: Detachment from History
The Autochthonist Reaction
Impossible Objectivity
Communist Discourse: The Anti-national Phase
Communist Discourse: Recovering the Past
Communist Discourse: The Exacerbation of Nationalism
Some Principles
Roman Times
Dacians and Romans: A Difficult Synthesis
The Dacians Get Their Own Back
Class Struggle in Dacia
The Dacian Moment of Communism
The Slavs, an Oscillating Presence
The Nation: Biological Organism or Social Community?
A Historiographical Paradox: The Area Where the Romanian People Was Formed
North and South of the Danube: A Possible Compromise?
The Consolidation of Romanity North of the Danube
The Communist Years: Ideological Imperatives and Archeological Arguments
The Romanian State during the "Dark Millennium"
Conclusions: Archeology, Linguistics, and Politics
Transylvanians, Wallachians, Moldavians... or Romanians?
Rivers and Mountains
Historical Unity: Ebb and Re-elaboration
Communism: The Myth of Unity at Its Zenith
In Search of the Romanian Soul
A Fluid Synthesis
The Romanians and the Others
"He to Whom Foreigners Are Dear..."
Defenders of the West
Separation from the East
The French Myth
The German "Countermyth"
Communist Mythology
Post-revolutionary Reference Points
Three Sensitive Files: The Gypsies, the Hungarians, and the Jews
Friends and Opponents: A Historical Game
The Plot against Romania
The Imperial Temptation
Competing Rights: Nations, Borders, Minorities
The Fourth World Power
What the "Others" Say about the Romanians
The Ideal Prince
Heroes and Saviors
The Composition of the National Pantheon
Death to the Boyars: The File on Ioan Voda
"Why Do You Not Come Back, Lord Tepes...?"
The Dynastic Myth
A Second Dynasty?
Feminine Mythology: Queen Marie
Interwar Saviors
Legionary Mythology
From Balcescu to Gheorghiu-Dej
From Burebista to Ceausescu
After 1989
Rupture or Continuity?
Always United?
The Methodology of Forgetting
The Freedom to Say Anything
A Moment Which We Must Get behind Us: Mythological Blockage
Selected Bibliography