History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

Historical myths, of course, involve the treatment of the past in the way described
in this definition. As a result, not every distortion, adaptation, or interpretation is a
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Author: Lucian Boia

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9633860040

Category: Social Science

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Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives of the present day, present states of mind and ideologies. He closely examines historical culture and conscience in nineteenth and twentieth century Romania, particularly concentrating on the impact of the national ideology on history. Boia's innovative analysis identifies several key mythical configurations and shows how Romanians have reconstituted their own highly ideologized history over the last two centuries. The strength of History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness lies in the author's ability to fully deconstruct the entire Romanian historiographic system and demonstrate the increasing acuteness of national problems in general, and in particular the exploitation of history to support national ideology.

Hungarian Religion Romanian Blood

Boia, History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness, 34. On the distinctions
between French and German traditions of nationhood, see Brubaker, Citizenship
and Nationhood in France and Germany, 1–3; and Fahrmeir, Citizenship: The
Rise ...

Author: R. Chris Davis

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299316408

Category: History

Page: 276

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Amid the rising nationalism and racial politics that culminated in World War II, European countries wishing to "purify" their nations often forced unwanted populations to migrate. The targeted minorities had few options, but as R. Chris Davis shows, they sometimes used creative tactics to fight back, redefining their identities to serve their own interests. Davis's highly illuminating example is the case of the little-known Moldavian Csangos, a Hungarian- and Romanian-speaking community of Roman Catholics in eastern Romania. During World War II, some in the Romanian government wanted to expel them. The Hungarian government saw them as Hungarians and wanted to settle them on lands confiscated from other groups. Resisting deportation, the clergy of the Csangos enlisted Romania's leading racial anthropologist, collected blood samples, and rewrote a millennium of history to claim Romanian origins and national belonging—thus escaping the discrimination and violence that devastated so many of Europe's Jews, Roma, Slavs, and other minorities. In telling their story, Davis offers fresh insight to debates about ethnic allegiances, the roles of science and religion in shaping identity, and minority politics past and present.

New Europe College Regional Program Yearbook

Lucian Boia , History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness , CEU Press , 2001 ,
p . ... in the newly established Bulgarian state , in the 1880s and 1890s the first
foreign artists in Romania were of Czech , Hungarian , Croat , and Italian origin .

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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe

Bogdanović, Bogdan and Rada Iveković. Eeji: epistolarni eseji. Belgrade,1986.
Boia, Lucian. Miturile comunismului românesc. Bucharest, 1998. Boia, Lucian.
History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness. Budapest, 2001. Boldur,
Alexandru.

Author: Balázs Trencsenyi

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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe, Volume II Part II examines the defeat of the vision of 'socialism with a human face' in 1968 and the political discourses produced by the various 'consolidation' or 'normalization' regimes. It closes with pertinent questions about the fragility of the democratic order globally.

Austrian Studies Newsletter

History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness paper , $ 21.95 . by Lucian Boia .
Translated by James Christian Brown . Budapest : ideological networks that
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Etudes balkaniques

14 L. Boia , History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness , Central European
University Press , Budapest : 2001 , 29 . 15 For a detailed study on this issue ,
see : Pal Kolsto , “ Assessing the Role of Historical Myths in Modern Society ” , in
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Entangled Histories of the Balkans Volume Three

Romanians—the Romans—whom Pârvan presented in a very idealistic way as
well. The political motives behind Pârvan's ... 59 See Boia, History and Myth in
Romanian Consciousness, 119. 60 In 1941, on the pages of the Legionary ...

Author: Roumen Daskalov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004290362

Category: History

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'Entangled Balkans III' deals with historical legacies in the Balkans and the way they were appropriated by the modern Balkan national historiographies; also with disputes that arose in the course of “nationalizing’ a shared past.

Majestas

On ByzantineRomanian relations : A. ELIAN , Les Rapports Byzantino -
Roumains . In : Byzantinoslavica 19 ... In : Byzantina 5 ( 1973 ) 395-413 ; Lucian
BOIA , History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness , Budapest 2001 , 178.
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History of Romania

B . General Works Achim , V . The Roma in Romanian History . Budapest - New
York , 2004 . Alexandrescu , I . A . A Short History of Bessarabia and Northern
Bukovina . Iaşi , 1994 . ... Myth in Romanian Consciousness . Budapest , 2001 .

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Slavic Review

Jiri Music Charles University , Prague History and Myth in Romanian
Consciousness . By Lucian Boia . ... 21 . 95 , paper . The English rendition of
Lucian Boia ' s unique assessment of historical myths in CarpathoDanubia is
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"American quarterly of Soviet and East European studies" (varies).

Disputed Territories and Shared Pasts

The pre - Second World War historical consciousness began to reassert itself in
historical works and many nationalist ... there so that they could reach a higher
level themselves.65 62 Boia , History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness , p .

Author: Tibor Frank

Publisher: Writing the Nation

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Category: History

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National historical writings in Europe traditionally deal with acts of aggression, hostile neighbours and international conflicts across borders, presenting history as a narrative of suffering and victories. For centuries, national histories have been constructed as sequences of battles and wars, with war heroes playing key roles. Yet, major victories for any one nation invariably cause tragedies for others. Historians in different national communities have written comparable histories about their shared pasts in contested territories: it is this phenomenon that we call 'overlapping national histories' in this book. Disputed Territories, Shared Pasts focuses on the historiographical overlaps in Europe, presenting many of the contested areas alongside state borders, in historical regions between states, and among ethnic groups and nations within states. Sponsored by the European Science Foundation, the present volume is part of the Writing the Nation series, a major international project on the history of historiography in Europe. -- Back cover.

Zeitschrift f r Balkanologie

Blajić , Borislav ( 1999 ) : Srbi starosedeoci Balkana i Panonije u vojnim i civilnim
događajima sa Rimljanima i Helenima od I do X veka . Belgrad . Boia , Lucian (
2001 ) : History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness . Budapest . BRATOŽ ...

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Modernity in Romania

159-99 . Boia , L. ( 2001 ) , History and myth in Romanian consciousness ,
Budapest : CEUpress . Bracher , K. D. ( 1984 ) , The age of ideologies . A history
of political thought in the twentieth century , London : Methuen . Brown , V.F. (
1982 ) ...

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Studia politica

Worst, recent surveys indicate that Romanians do not know much about this
episode of their modern history, and the ... 'Lucian BOIA, History and Myth in
Romanian Consciousness, Central European University Press, Budapest, 2001,
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Myths and Boundaries in South eastern Europe

ANCIENT NATIONHOOD AND THE STRUGGLE FOR STATEHOOD
HISTORIOGRAPHIC MYTHS IN THE REPUBLIC OF ... It is revealing to 1 Lucian
Boia , History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness , Budapest : Central
European ...

Author: Pål Kolstø

Publisher: C Hurst

ISBN: 9781850657675

Category: Balkan Peninsula

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An examination of how historical myths have contributed to the crystallization of national boundaries in the Balkans, primarily among the South Slavs.

Nation building and Contested Identities

Translated into English as History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness .
Budapest , Central European University , 2001 . 285 p . Translated into
Hungarian as Történelem és mítosz a román köztudatban . Bukarest , Kolozsvár :
Kriterion ...

Author: Balázs Trencsényi

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Category: Group identity

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Explorations Into the Imaginary

HISTORY AND MYTH IN THE ROMANIAN CONSCIOUSSNESS * CHAPTER
TWO The Origins FIRST PRINCIPLES FIRST After having reviewed the
developments undergone by Romanian historical ideology , we are now going to
analyse ...

Author: Lucian Boia

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Category: Imagination (Philosophy)

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Frontiers of History

History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness ( Budapest , 1997 ) , and cf .
George S . Williamson , The Legacy of Myth in Germany : Religion and Aesthetic
Culture from Romanticism to Nietzsche ( Chicago , 2004 ) . 114 . Kunigas
Antanas ...

Author: Donald R. Kelley

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Publisher Description

See his Istorie şi mit in conştiina românească (= History and Myth in Romanian
Consciousness), Bucharest, Humanitas, pp. 75-76, 273, 277-8. For a subsequent
analysis by Boia see his România: ard de Frontierd a Europei (= Romania: ...

Author: Wolf Moskovich

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Category: History

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Orthodoxy and the Cold War

Lucian Boia , History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness , Budapest : Central
European University Press , 2001 . 36. Cristian Troncotă , Istoria securităţii
regimului comunist din România , vol . 1 , 1948–1964 [ The History of the
Securitate of ...

Author: Lucian Leustean

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Category: History

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This book explores the dynamics between Orthodoxy and politics in Romania, providing an accessible narrative on church-state relations from the establishment of the state in 1859 to the rise of Ceausescu in 1965. The book argues that Romanian national communism had an ally in a strong Church, and analyzes religious diplomacy with actors in the West.