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Jean Bart in the Mureş County Archives

Author(s): Nicolae Balint
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane Gheorghe Şincai al Academiei Române
Keywords: Jean Bart; diplomatic conflict; minority issue

Summary/Abstract: Eugeniu Botez (Jean Bart) was born in Burdujeni (Suceava county of today), in 1874, as the son of general Panait Botez. Eugeniu Botez, who at one point had Ion Creangă as a teacher, attented two secondary grades in Iaşi (1887-1889), the School of Soldiers’ Sons (1890-1894), the Officers’ School in Bucharest (1894-1896) and the School of Tactical Application of the Marine in Galaţi, which he graduated in 1896. In 1910, he was a naval captain in Sulina, and a year later he was appointed as a naval commissary in Sulina. He was a founding member of the Naval Magazine (1900) and starting in 1922, he was a corresponding member of the Romanian Academy. He made his debut in journalism with the article „D. Vlahuţă să ne dumerească” (“D. Vlahuţă should enlighten us”) (1894), and as a writer with the short story „Iapa Căpitanului” („The Captain’s Mare”) (1896). He was a contributor to Viaţa Românească, Adevărul literar, Pagini literare, Dimineaţa, Marea Neagră, Orizontul Maritim, and others. In 1907, he founded the Literary Salon in Galati. He received numerous literarary awards. He wrote many novellas, sketches and short stories, with a predominant theme of the sea ports’ world and its problems, all well received by the public and the literary critics of the time. The novel Europolis – the most appreciated of his works – has been republished several times and has been translated into several languages. In the Mures County Archives, we can find an unexpected document written by Jean Bart and which refers to the diplomatic conflict in 1905, between Romania and Greece, a conflict which had been caused by the situation of the Macedo-Romanians in Greece. The document is interesting both for its contents, and the conditions in which it ended up in the Mureş county archives.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 273-278
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian