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National Culture as a Plot against Modernity
National Culture as a Plot against Modernity

Author(s): Răzvan Pârâianu
Subject(s): Jewish studies
Published by: The Goldstein Goren Center for Hebrew Studies
Keywords: Romania - culturalist movements; ‘lyrical’ nationalism in Romania; “ideology of culture"; anti semitism; the Cultural League; the “Transylvanian question"; “Memorandist campaign"; the movement for the cultural unity of all Romanians;

Summary/Abstract: Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Romanian public spirit suffered a number of important mutations. Under the pressure of the crises of modernity (first of all in relation to the formation of the nation-state) and under the influence of the Western currents of thought (German idealism and the French Right in particular), a new narrative about folk and country was adopted and/or created by the Romanian intelligentsia, by diligent young scholars outraged by the immobility of the political elite of that time.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 103-115
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English