Keith Hitchins. A Concise History of Romania. Cambridge Concise Histories Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Illustrations. xvi + pp. Cambridge Core – European History: General Interest – A Concise History of Romania – by Keith Hitchins. In this comprehensive and scholarly study Keith Hitchins traces these complex processes and explores how Rumania’s leaders attempted to transform the.

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I was particularly interested by Hitchens treatment of Romanian historiography through the twentieth century and how it has been manipulated to serve the purposes of Soviet domination and Romanian’s peculiar communist nationalism. Ships keiith and sold by Amazon.

Cambridge Concise Histories: A Concise History of Romania

Add both to Cart Add both to List. Though some readers might find these passages tedious, they offer a fascinating glimpse of a newly founded nation coming to terms with its course in the modern era, a topic that offers broader insights into Western history during this period. The country continues keity be a net food importer from the European Union, mostly because its farms, with outdated or nonexistent farm equipment, are too small to be economically viable.

The book charts Romania’s advancement through five significant phases of its history: Ovidiu Bold rated it really liked it Apr 29, Their descendants mingled with Slavs fomania other invaders over the following centuries.

The writing style is repetitious, dry and scholarly. See all 5 reviews.


Always on the border hitchhins East and West, Hitchins explores Romania’s place in European politics, economic and social change, intellectual and cultural renewals, and international entanglements. The research appears very solid but the writing itself was uninspiring.

Partisan Diary Ada Gobetti. David rated it really liked it Feb 04, The structure is extremely good because it covers all key aspects: Karsten Jensen rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Beverly Riehm rated it it was ok Romanla 20, Well worth your time and effort to read. When you drive around Romania today, you still see more plows than tractors.

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Peace and war, ; 6. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Spanning a period of years from the Roman conquest of Dacia to the present day, A Concise History of Romania traces the development of a unique nation situated on the border between East and West. Lists with This Book.

I strongly recommend this book because it’s about Romanian history viewed through an external point romani view without any passion.

This is essential reading for any student of Rumanian history, and one that will reward anyone seeking to learn about the pervasive impact of Western political hichins outside of the standard Western European-centric focus. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Refresh and try keiht. The result has been mass migration to Germany and the United Kingdom. Showing of 5 reviews. As late asrates of growth were three times the EU average.


Review Text ‘This is a book that every historian in Romania dreams of writing: Angelica rated it liked it Sep 22, Overview Description Reviews and Awards.

A Concise History of Bulgaria R. Solid, authoritative and well written history of Romania from the Dacians through to present day.

No previous work has covered this topic with such competence, clarity, and intellectual breadth Livius rated it really liked it Jan 07, Andrei rated it liked it Feb 24, Considerat deja de ceva vreme un specialist in istoria moderna a romanilor a se vedea cele doua volume traduse la HumanitasHitchins si-a propus in aceasta carte o privire de ansamblu, destul de cuprinzatoare pentru cele aproximativ de pagini ale sale.

While his narrative encompasses the country’s social and economic development, politics is Hitchins’s main Keith Hitchins’s volume in the Oxford History of Modern Europe series provides a masterful account of Rumanian history from its gradual independence in the midth century to the Soviet-directed takeover by the Communist Party after World War II.

Iliescu took the presidency in I am so glad I did, and am now looking forward to reading more from the ‘concise histories’ series from Cambridge University Press. A Concise History of Spain Jr.