Historians and the history of Transylvania

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Published by East European Monographs, Columbia University Press in Boulder, New York .

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  • Transylvania (Romania)


  • Transylvania (Romania) -- Historiography

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Statementedited by László Péter.
SeriesEast European monographs ;, no. 332
ContributionsPéter, László, 1929-
LC ClassificationsDR280 .H57 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination254 p. :
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1747165M
ISBN 100880332298
LC Control Number92061531

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A number of scholars assess the role of the historian and the contributions of historiography in the interpretation of the major problems, most notably of nationalism, that have continued to create political and social conflict in Transylvania.

The book addresses the fundamental issues related to cultural and political factors in the formation. Beside that between the fifteenth and the early nineteenth centuries Transylvania was ruled by either the Ottoman or by the Hasburgs indirectly.

The book almost disregards the Saxons (German ethnic group) who played also an important role in history of Transylvania, but after the second world war they were fully expelled from the country/5(8).

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A history of Transylvania -?tefan Pascu - Google Books Historyedit. Main article: History of Transylvania. Saxon. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. Transylvania in the History of Romania: An Historical Outline.

Constantin C. Giurescu. Garnstone P., - Romania - pages. Transylvania in the History of Romania: An Historical Outline: Author: Constantin C. Giurescu. Historians and the History of Transylvania by Laszlo Historians and the history of Transylvania book ISBN ISBN Hardcover; Boulder, Co: East European Monographs, ; ISBN Largely as a result of the success of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Transylvania has become a popular setting for gothic horror fiction, and most particularly vampire fiction.

In some later books and movies Stoker's Count Dracula was conflated with the historical Vlad III Dracula, known as Vlad the Impaler (–), who though most likely born in the Transylvanian city of Sighișoara, ruled over. MJM Family Files contain family histories and supporting documents collected by local historian Mary Jane McCrary while researching her book, Transylvania Beginnings.

Online databases: Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history and genealogy website. It is available on any of the Library’s computers or on laptops through the. History books record a social and legal event on This was the first meeting of the new county court which convened in B.

Lankford’s home on Boyleston Road. Joseph P. Jordan, who had presented the bill creating the new county, specified that it be called Transylvania and that the county seat be named Brevard, honoring Colonel. The historical background of the problem is concisely summed up in a recently published book, "Witnesses to (Cultural Genocide”, as follows: Whereas the territory of Old Rumania, the Regat, has a largely eihnic Rumanian population, Transylvania has, and has had for centuries, an ethnically mixed population.

After the Hungarians. This book was publiJshed with the cooperation of supposedly enthusiastic geography - or history - sctudent know about Transylvania, spending many years in various high schools and univer­ European origin, and still having basically European historical and poli­.

This book tells the little known story of Dacia, the powerful and rich land that became Transylvania and Romania. This kingdom was once the cornerstone of Eastern Europe. By A.D. 1, Dacia was the third largest military power in Europe, after the Romans and Germans. Most historians mistook the Dacians for Sarmatians, Scythians, even Slavs.

This book revives the Dacian history. Books shelved as transylvania: Dracula by Bram Stoker, Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen, The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Ra.

Besides being home to Dracula, a blood-thirsty Romanian ruler of the 15th century actually named Vlad Tepes, Transylvania has played many roles in history.

Claimed as an integral part of both Hungary and Romania, there are two parallel histories which provide separate statistics, separate interpretations of events, and separate s: 3. Transylvania University, colloquially known as "Transy", is a private university in Lexington, was founded in and was the first university in Kentucky.

It offers 36 major programs, as well as dual-degree engineering programs, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and medical program graduated 8, physicians by Transylvania is a historical region that is located in central on the east and south by its natural borders, the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended westward to the Apuseni term sometimes encompasses not only Transylvania proper, but also parts of the historical regions of Crișana and Maramureș, and occasionally the Romanian part of Banat.

Until recently most people thought Dracula was a creation of film and fiction. With the original publication of In Search of Dracula, the actual historical figure of Prince Vlad of Transylvania - better known as Vlad the Impaler - was rediscovered, and readers were introduced to one of the darkest figures of Eastern European history and folklore.3/5(6).

All are in deepest Transylvania, Romania. Some of these castles are linked to Bram Stoker’s vampire – Dracula. And some are associated with an altogether more terrifying character – the ‘real life Dracula’, or Vlad the Impaler.

You see, Bram Stoker’s fictional vampire, Dracula, was based on a real person. The Historian interweaves the history and folklore of Vlad Țepeș, a 15th-century prince of Wallachia known as "Vlad the Impaler", and his fictional equivalent Count Dracula together with the story of Paul, a professor; his year-old daughter; and their quest for Vlad's tomb.

The novel ties together three separate narratives using letters and oral accounts: that of Paul's mentor in the. Dracula, novel by Bram Stoker, derived from vampire legends and published inthat became the basis for an entire genre of literature and film.

It follows the vampire Count Dracula from his castle in Transylvania to England, where he is hunted while turning others into vampires. Offering great perspective on Romania’s past, History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness makes the point that history is subjective and is consistently redefined by present ideologies.

This fascinating book by Lucian Boia examines the development of the historical conscience of the Romanian people in the 19th and 20th centuries under the influence of national ideologies. TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. The Transylvania County Historical Society’s mission is to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of Transylvania County through research, restoration, documentation and interpretation including docent-led tours and history talks.

a nationalist, Marxist history Besides being home to Dracula, a blood-thirsty Romanian ruler of the 15th century actually named Vlad Tepes, Transylvania has played many roles in history.

Claimed as an integral part of both Hungary and Romania, there are two parallel histories which provide separate statistics, separate interpretations of events, and separate conclusions.3/5(2). Regardless of the true history of Dracula, the creation of Bram Stoker’s novel could not be confined to the printed page.

The silent film “Nosferatu” stole much of its plot from Stoker’s book. So much of the plot, in fact, that Bram Stoker’s widow won a lawsuit against the makers of the film.

by Elie Wiesel (Bantam, ; Hill and Wang, ) Wiesel is probably the best known of all writers on the Holocaust. Night, his first books, is a memoir of his experiences as a young boy whose adolescence was marred by the nightmare of the Nazis' arrival in Transylvania (now part of Romania).He and his family were deported to a concentration camp.

Awards for Publications (Books, Articles, Film, and Digital Formats) The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize for the best book in European history from ancient times to (even years), and from through the 20th century (odd years)—the entry must be the author’s first substantial book.

The George Louis Beer Prize for the best book in European international history since —the author. The earliest written evidence of people living in the territory of present-day Romania comes from Herodotus in Book IV of his Histories, which was written in c. BC; He writes that the tribal confederation of the Getae were defeated by the Persian Emperor Darius the Great during his campaign against the Scythians.

The Dacians, who are widely accepted as part of the Getae described earlier. Her new book is a brief but invigoratingly panoramic survey of the ends to which these, and other historical narratives, can be put: the "uses and abuses" of history.

Not, in truth, that her book. Better avoid it: the book tails off in the s and ends with a resounding paean of praise for Romanian unification and a glorious future.

Readers of this detailed, well-organized history of a modern region of Romania must wonder about the validity of any conclusions.

A brief history of Transylvania. Latin for ‘land beyond the forests’ where the Carpathian Mountains have always provided natural protection for this hidden gem-of-a-region, Transylvania is arguably among the most picturesque in Europe, alongside Tuscany or Provence.

2, years ago large parts of it (the South-Western part known as Tara. To the Editor: ''Fighting Abates in Transylvania but Not the Anger'' (news article, March 27) attempts to provide historical background, but the history. Transylvania County Sesquicentennial celebrating its rich history, traditions and community.

- MJM History Files contain a variety of items, including newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, and various documents collected by local historian Mary Jane McCrary while researching her book, Transylvania Beginnings.

The files are arranged by subject. The depth of material varies a great deal. Historical Events. The historical events have been organized in increments of 50 years and then categorized by county, national and international pages.

Take a walk through history and enjoy. Historical photos are courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library. The Transylvania County Library was founded in by the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

The library’s collection began with the gift of books willed to the city of Brevard by W. Lowndes Hume, the son of Robert W.

Hume, a Confederate veteran and prominent Charlestonian. General, Historical: The Rise of Transylvania, from A Short History of Austria-Hungary by H. Wickham-Steed, Laszlo Makkai and Andraj Mocsy (ed.), History of Transylvania.

Vol. I, from the Beginnings toVol. II: From toVol. III (ed. by Zoltan Szasz): From toonline book posted by Magyar Elektronikus Konyvtar. Media in category "History of Transylvania" The following files are in this category, out of total.

Transylvania Beginning in the 12th century, ethnic Germans began settling in Transylvania, invited at the behest of the king of Hungary to serve as a buffer zone for its southeastern border. Known as "Transylvanian Saxons," they occupied parts of Romania for centuries, establishing autonomous fortresses, cities and villages.

Illness gave rise to the New England vampire panic. In the s, residents of rural New England would disinter, desecrate, and rebury the bodies of their neighbors (according to Bell's Food for the Dead book, this happened at least 60 times).

It was another case of vampires taking the blame for a widespread contagious disease, historians say: tuberculosis, otherwise known as consumption. The author, the late Raymond T. McNally, was a professor of Russian & East European History at Boston College and wrote, or co-wrote several works on Dracula and the historical personages behind the fictional character that Bram Stoker created in the late 19th century/5(27).

The book almost disregards the Saxons (German ethnic group) who played also an important role in history of Transylvania, but after the second world war they were fully expelled from the country.

Since such a fact can be quite awkward for Romanians they simply disregard them from history.Most ethnic Hungarians of Romania live in areas that were, before the Treaty of Trianon, parts of assed in a region known as Transylvania, the most prominent of these areas is known generally as Székely Land (Ținutul Secuiesc, Székelyföld), where Hungarians comprise the majority of the population, comprising Harghita and Covasna counties and parts of Mureș county.Crișana (Hungarian: Körösvidék, German: Kreischgebiet) is a geographical and historical region in north-western Romania, named after the Criș (Körös) River and its three tributaries: the Crișul Alb, Crișul Negru, and Crișul Romania, the term is sometimes extended to included areas beyond the border, in Hungary; in this interpretation, the region is bounded to the east by.

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