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Romania and Moldova General

General works on Romanian and Moldovan History.

History and myth in Romanian consciousness

This book stems from the idea that there is a considerable difference between real history and discourse history. Boia points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythified from the perspective of the present day, of present states of mind and ideologies. Boia closely examines the process of historical culture and conscience in nineteenth and twentieth century Romania, particularly concentrating on the impact of the national ideology on history. Based upon his findings, the author identifies several key mythical configurations and analyses the manner in which 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.

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Three Years On: An Introduction to the Second Romanian Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Chapter One - History, Ideology, Mythology
Chapter Two - Origins
Chapter Three - Continuity
Chapter Four - Unity
Chapter Five - The Romanians and the Others
Chapter Six - The Ideal Prince
Chapter Seven - After 1989
Selected Bibliography

Бессарабия. Историческое описание

Сборник, содержащий в себе описание исторических судеб Бессарабской губернии, составляет последнее звено в ряду изданий, предпринятых, с Высочайшего соизволения, действительным тайным советником Помпеем Николаевичем Батюшковым.