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Author(s): Dan Dana, Cristian Găzdac, Ligia Ruscu, Silvia Mustaţă, Sándor Bereczki , Carmen Ciongradi
Subject(s): History
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai

Summary/Abstract: Zoe Petre’s recent book is an event in the space of the Romanian historiography on the Antiquity, which is still marked by nationalism and positivism. Due to an intellectual evolution that permitted her to know and practice history differently, the author oriented towards the “Getae ancestors”. Thus, she applied in Romania the spirit of the Annals and of the French school of historical anthropology of ancient Greece. As she was interested in the topic of the otherness, her discourse has always been one of the otherness, which is even more remarkable in the context of the Romanian historiography. Refusing to see the Getae as our “ancestors”, she proposes to give this to the “great Thracian thinkers” in their otherness and function of the Greek myths and stories. In fact, the image that the Greeks had of the Thraces is the image of the Other that gives them back their own image.

  • Issue Year: 51/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 128-159
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: English