Making of Modern Romanian Culture: Literacy and the Development of National Identity (International Library of Historical Studies Series, #41)

Making of Modern Romanian Culture: Literacy and the Development of National Identity (International Library of Historical Studies Series, #41)

by Alex Drace-Francis
     
 

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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

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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.

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"A significant contribution to the understanding of the formation of the modern Romanian culture and a wonderful survey on the development of the literacy, printing and book circulation and educational networks in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Moldavia and Walachia while its careful investigation of the most important sources and its extensive use of the Romanian scholarship ... turn it into a must read for any student who want to approach the Romanian cultural history in its early periods." -- East-Central Europe reviews database

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ISBN-13:
9781845110666
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/20/2006
Series:
International Library of Historical Studies Series, #41
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.96(d)

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