A Concise History of Romania

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages344
ISBN (Electronic)9781139033954
ISBN (Print)9780521872386, 9780521694131
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Publication series

NameCambridge Concise Histories

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Hitchins, K. (2014). A Concise History of Romania. (Cambridge Concise Histories). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139033954