Keith Hitchins. A Concise History of Romania. Cambridge Concise Histories Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Illustrations. xvi + pp. Cambridge Core – European History: General Interest – A Concise History of Romania – by Keith Hitchins. In this comprehensive and scholarly study Keith Hitchins traces these complex processes and explores how Rumania’s leaders attempted to transform the.

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No previous work has covered this topic with such competence, clarity, and intellectual breadth It forms an excellent introduction for undergraduate students or anyone else seeking to acquire the foundations of a complex set of events and influences over the long term. Want to Read saving…. Grammatically, Romanian is the closest living language to Latin. In all of these endeavours, the measure of achievement was the West.

Rumania by Keith Hitchins

A former mayor of Bucharest, Basescu was impeached in for constitutional misconduct. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I really feel like I gained very little about what life in Romania is like from reading this book. Between East and West, 14th century to ; 3.

The country was admitted into the European Union in though Nastase now sits in jail on corruption charges. Gabriel rated it it was amazing Sep 03, To take advantage of all LARB has to offer, please create an account or log in before joining Considerat deja de ceva vreme un specialist in istoria moderna a romanilor a se vedea cele doua volume traduse la HumanitasHitchins si-a propus in aceasta hitchkns o privire de ansamblu, destul de cuprinzatoare pentru cele aproximativ de pagini ale sale.


I was particularly interested by Hitchens treatment of Romanian historiography through the twentieth century and how it has been manipulated to serve the purposes of Soviet domination and Romanian’s peculiar communist nationalism.

In a national referendum, 87 percent of Romanians voted to have him removed, but a 46 percent turnout rate invalidated the procedure. Dan Nadasan rated it really liked it Apr 21, The country continues to be a net keitn importer from the European Union, mostly because its farms, with outdated or nonexistent farm equipment, are too small to be economically viable.

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Jews were the preferred culprits. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This is a fascinating history of an East European nation; hitchin which sheds new light on the complex evolution of the Romanians and the identity they have successfully crafted from a unique synthesis of traditions. You’ll then be redirected back to LARB.

Well worth your time and effort to read. The Saxons of Transylvania are also largely gone, sold to West Germany in the s at 4,—10, Deutschmarks a head.

A Concise History of Romania

This book will prove to be a wonderful resource to anyone wishing to find out about poets, writers and social commentators in Romania from the mid s on. The national state, ; 5. Romanians never tire of discussing their national origins, perhaps because, historically speaking, so much has gone downhill over the years.

George rated it it was amazing Sep 30, While his narrative encompasses the country’s social and economic development, politics is Hitchins’s main Keith Hitchins’s volume in the Oxford History of Modern Oeith series provides a masterful account of Rumanian history from its gradual independence in the midth century to the Soviet-directed takeover by the Communist Party after World War II.


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O foarte buna sinteza de istorie a romanilor, realizata prin ochii si din condeiul unui istoric strain obiectiv, impartial, desi bine implantat in istoriografia romaneasca prezenta. Debunkers of the Romanian-Roman connection — namely, the Hungarians — have identified a puzzling hole in this keirh The ransoming of Saxons and Jews picked up where Antonescu had left off in derided in the immediate postwar years, his image was resuscitated in the s. Hardcoverpages. Review Text ‘This is a book that every historian in Romania dreams of writing: The nationalization of all business and banks had already undermined the economic foundations of their middle classes, but in the late s the Party proceeded to dissolve Hungarian schools and resettle Transylvania with ethnic Romanians.

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