A Concise History of Romania (Cambridge Concise Histories)
By: Keith Hitchins (author)Paperback
Spanning a period of 2000 years from the Roman conquest of Dacia to the present day, A Concise History of Romania traces the development of a unique nation situated on the border between East and West. In this illuminating new history, Keith Hitchins explores Romania's struggle to find its place amidst two diverse societies: one governed by Eastern orthodox tradition, spirituality and agriculture and the other by Western rationalism, experimentation and capitalism. The book charts Romania's advancement through five significant phases of its history: medieval, early modern, modern and finally the nation's 'return to Europe'; evaluating all the while Romania's part in European politics, economic and social change, intellectual and cultural renewals and international entanglements. This is a fascinating history of an East European nation; one which sheds new light on the complex evolution of the Romanians and the identity they have successfully crafted from a unique synthesis of traditions.
Introduction; 1. Beginnings; 2. Between East and West, 14th century to 1774; 3. From East to West, 1774-1866; 4. The national state, 1866-1919; 5. Peace and war, 1919-47; 6. Romanian Communism, 1948-89; 7. After 1989.
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