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Author(s): Silviu-Marian Miloiu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: Eastern Europe; frontier; clashes; geopolitics; nationalism

Summary/Abstract: Two concepts have been brought forth and approached from different perspectives and angles in this issue of Valahian Journal of Historical Studies: Eastern Europe and the frontier. Throughout its history, the area known during the Cold War under the name of Eastern Europe has been indeed a frontier area, a peripheral region of confluence between Europe, European Russia, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Known as Central Europe, East-Central Europe, in-between Europe , the designation of the region changed following the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact and the imposition of the Soviet yoke to Eastern Europe. Moreover, the perceptions of the political geographers, historians, journalists, politicians in Western Europe and the United States depicted a region totally subjugated to Soviet Union with no will or possibility to pursue even a limited national program beyond the strict limits Moscow was imposing to this region.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 5-6
  • Page Range: 5-7
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: English