The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

Overview

The first English-language book to present a complete picture of this intriguing East European borderland, The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture, illuminates the perennial problems of identity politics and cultural change that the country has endured.
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Overview

The first English-language book to present a complete picture of this intriguing East European borderland, The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture, illuminates the perennial problems of identity politics and cultural change that the country has endured.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817997922
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Publication Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 553,406
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles King
Charles King is Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University. He is the author of five books on European history and politics. He lectures widely on eastern Europe, social violence, and ethnic politics, and has worked with broadcast media including CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC, the History Channel, and MTV. A native of the Ozark hill country, King studied history and politics at the University of Arkansas and Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Physical Setting
1 Contested Territories, Contentious Identities 1
Pt. 1 Bessarabia Between Romania and Russia
2 From Principality to Province 11
3 Greater Romania and the Bessarabian Question 36
4 Forging a Soviet Moldovan Nation 63
Pt. 2 Moldova as a Soviet Republic
5 A Stipulated Nation 91
6 Language and Ethnic Mobilization under Perestroika 120
Pt. 3 Independence and Conflict
7 Politics, Identity, and Reform after the Soviet Union 145
8 The Multiethnic Republic 168
9 The Transnistrian Conundrum 178
10 The Gagauz 209
11 A Negotiable Nationalism 224
Notes 231
Glossary 269
Bibliography 273
Index 295
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