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Romania by Lucian Boia
Book DescriptionRomania occupies a unique position on the map of Eastern Europe. It is a country that presents many paradoxes. In this book the pre-eminent Romanian historian Lucian Boia examines his native land's development from the Middle Ages to modern times, delineating its culture, history, language, politics and ethnic identity. Boia introduces us to the heroes and myths of Romanian history, and provides an enlightening account of the history of Romanian Communism. He shows how modernization and the influence of the West have divided the nation - town versus country, nationalists versus pro-European factions, the elite versus the masses - and argues that Romania today is in chronic difficulty as it tries to fix its identity and envision a future for itself. The book concludes with a tour of Bucharest, whose houses, streets and public monuments embody Romania's traditional values and contemporary contradictions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861891037
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lucian Boia
Weather in the Imagination, Paperback (January 2005)
The weather has always been a traditional topic of conversation; it is probably the most common dialogue between human beings. But even at this everyday level, there are indications that it is regarded with unease. This title analyses the theories and scenarios caused by climate.
Forever Young, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Lucian Boia
This text offers a wide-ranging survey of the notion of longevity. Lucian Boia looks at the many manifestations of one of humanity's most powerful dreams - the prolongation of life and youth with immortality as a final objective.
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Author Biography - Lucian Boia
Lucian Boia is Professor of History at the University of Bucharest. He is the author of Great Historians of the Modern Age (1991), La Fin du Monde: une Histoire sans Fin (1999), and Forever Young: A Cultural History of Longevity (Reaktion, 2004).
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