Romanian Historiographical and Cultural Perception
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Percepții culturale și istoriografice românești asupra Europei Centrale
Romanian Historiographical and Cultural Perception regarding the Central Europe

Author(s): Daniel Citirigă
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul de Istorie Nicolae Iorga
Keywords: Central Europe; Balkans; Habsburg Empire; Cultural perceptions, Romanian historiography

Summary/Abstract: The way Romanian authors defined the concept of Central Europe has always been influenced by the debate of whether they belonged to this area or to the Balkans. Shortly after the collapse of the communist regime, subjects regarding concepts and political culture reappeared and the Romanian approach came into prominence through its dichotomous and antinomic character. While the Poles, Czechs and Hungarians have no doubts regarding their belonging to Central Europe, a part of Romanian writers, preoccupied by this topic, not only have doubts, but also bring arguments to why they are not a part of it. In this context it is easy to identify in the trends from the former Habsburg Empire a trace of personal vanity, in contrast to the „Balkanism” of the Old Kingdom.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 205-210
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Romanian