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Romans, Dacians, Thracians, Slavs,or Pelasgians?: A history of the debate on the ethnogenesis of the Romanian people since 17th century until the computer age
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7639-5374
2014 (English)In: Cadernos do Tempo Presente, ISSN 2179-2143, no 17, 41-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Romania: land of conquest by Romans, Huns, Turks, last outpost of Christendom in Eastern Europe, part of the Eastern front during the 20th century wars, a Soviet satellite and, finally, member of the European Union and of NATO. Romania has always been subject to different ideas of identity meant to define its essence: latinity or dacianism? Europe or authochthonism? The essay aims at analysing the debate regarding the ethnogenesis of the Romanian people since its origin in the 17th century, through the debates of the 19th century and the interwar period and, finally, analysing the debate between latinity and dacianism during the Ceauşescu regime in the light of the cultural politics of the regime and of the debate between different factions of intellectuals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
GET Grupo de Estudos do Tempo Presente , 2014. no 17, 41-54 p.
Keyword [en]
Latinism; Dacianism; natiuonalism; communism; Romania
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26017OAI: diva2:781628

As stated explicitly in the text, the original version of this article was written in italian and has been published in the collection BASSI, Jacopo; CANÈ, Gianluca (eds.) Sulle spalle degli antichi. Eredità cassica e costruzione delle identità nazionali nel Novecento, Milano, Unicopli, 2014.

Available from: 2015-01-17 Created: 2015-01-17 Last updated: 2017-11-08Bibliographically approved

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