The Making of Modern Romanian Culture: Literacy and the Development of National Identity

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Februar 2006



How do literacy and the development of literary culture promote the development of a national identity? This book examines the development of both a literary tradition and institutions aimed at promoting literacy in Romania in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Alex Drace-Francis combines analysis of education systems, book production, and the periodical press with case studies of key thinkers such as Mihai Eminescu, Ion Luca Caragiale and Titu Maiorescu to trace Romania's cultural and literary development.


Alex Drace-Francis is a Research Fellow in the Department of History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London.


'An enormously erudite study... for anyone interested in the origins of modern Romanian literary production and education in the context of the Enlightenment, modernization, and state-formation this is an indispensable book.' - Irina Livezeanu, author of Culture and Politics in Greater Romania, in the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies; 'Alex Drace-Francis has produced a highly accurate and often outstandingly subtle piece of research. This British scholar observes things that his Romanian colleagues, being too familiar with them, have tended to overlook' - Ovidiu Pecican, Observator cultural; 'Solid and extremely well informed, Alex Drace-Francis's book not only brings together a great mass of information and hypotheses, but also asks important questions about a cultural legacy whose investigation is still plagued by stereotypes.' - Mircea Anghelescu, Romanian review of book history
EAN: 9781845110666
ISBN: 1845110668
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: I B TAURIS
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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