Keith Hitchins. A Concise History of Romania. Cambridge Concise Histories Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Illustrations. xvi + pp. Cambridge Core – European History: General Interest – A Concise History of Romania – by Keith Hitchins. In this comprehensive and scholarly study Keith Hitchins traces these complex processes and explores how Rumania’s leaders attempted to transform the.

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The book charts Romania’s advancement through five significant phases of its history: It forms an excellent introduction for undergraduate students or anyone else seeking to acquire the foundations of a complex set of events and influences over the long term. In all of these endeavours, the measure of achievement hicthins the West.

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Government-sponsored cutbacks have primarily affected wages; average Romanian earnings are now surpassed by other, non-EU Balkan countries. It traces the efforts of the country’s leaders to create the institutions of a modern state, to “Europeanize” without losing national identity, and to find ways of preserving independence in the international political and economic order dominated by the great powers.


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Drawing heavily upon a vast secondary-source literature, he walks the reader through the emergence and development of Rumania in a modern state. German History, James J. Gabriel Purghel rated it really liked it Sep 10, The country has since fallen victim to the euro crisis.


Andrei rated it liked it Feb 24, This is essential reading for any student of Rumanian history, and one that will reward anyone seeking to learn about the pervasive impact of Western political trends outside of the standard Western European-centric focus. Liviu rated it liked it Feb 12, Set up a giveaway. Though some readers might find these passages tedious, they offer a fascinating glimpse of a newly founded nation coming fomania terms with its course in the modern era, a topic that offers broader insights into Western history during this period.

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