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Aspecte privind viaţa socială din Turda interbelică
Social Life in Turda during the Inter-war Period

Author(s): Florin Stan
Subject(s): History
Published by: Argonaut

Summary/Abstract: During the inier-war period, the small Transylvanian towns represanted a special world, a paradoxical one; a Romanian Christian-oriented world, where the majority was represented by non-Romanians of Western Christian religions. The inter-war Ttrda's case fully illustrates this state of facts, since there existed a significant ethnc, social, religious, and cultural diversity. 'While studying the subject we also used collective memory, besides the conventional historical sources, in order to be able to observe the images, projections and value judgements that each group (ethnic, religious etc.) had created in comparison with their own and the others' identities. This study presents Turda's image during the inter-war period, where people had lived fully aware of and imprinted quite exactiy within their minds the evolution of the relationships among ethnic groups and religions. It can also be noticed that during the inter-war period there was a normal inter-ethnic and inter-religious cohabitation; it got deteriorated towards the end of the above-mentioned period, as a result of the interventions determined by the authorities, political interests.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: III
  • Page Range: 92-100
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Romanian