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The Romanians, 1774–1866

Keith Hitchins


The century from the 1774 Treaty of Kuchuk Kainardji (between Russia and the Ottoman Empire) to the end of Prince Alexandru Cuza's reign in 1866 stands as a distinct era in the development of modern Romania. It marks the transition from long-established agrarian economic and social structures, and medieval political forms, to a society moulded by urban and industrial values and held together by allegiance to the nation-state. This initial period of nation-building was characterized by dramatic shifts of mentality and significant changes in economic and social life. The principal changes includ ... More

Keywords: Romania, nation-building, mentality, economic, social life, Eastern Orthodox, West

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Hitchins, author
University of Illinois