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From "national essence" to "ethnic ontology": Philosophical backgrounds of Romanian nationalism
From "national essence" to "ethnic ontology": Philosophical backgrounds of Romanian nationalism

Author(s): Liviu Neagoe
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: intellectual history; modernity; nationalism; philosophy

Summary/Abstract: This essay attempts to investigate the major theories about nationalism and to support the idea that Romanian nationalism was the most articulated theoretical corpus of many generations of scholars as a main reaction of a late modernity. Performed by poets, writers, historians and philosophers, Romanian nationalism is a true mark of a culture which tries to define its own identity. I will focus on the most relevant philosophical themes and authors and to follow how this doctrine succeeded to survive and to embrace such different historical époques or political systems.

  • Issue Year: XLIX/2010
  • Issue No: 49
  • Page Range: 357-368
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English