The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, And The Politics Of Culture by Charles KingThe Moldovans: Romania, Russia, And The Politics Of Culture by Charles King

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, And The Politics Of Culture

byCharles King

Paperback | December 1, 1999

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Throughout the past two centuries, Moldova was the object of a variety of culture-building efforts from Russian, Romanian, and Soviet influences before emerging as an independent state in 1991. The author

.Highlights the political uses of culture—the ways in which language, history, and identity can be manipulated by political elites
.Examines why some attempts to mold identity succeed where others fail
.Reveals why, in the case of Moldova, a project of identity construction succeeded in creating a state but failed to make an independent nation

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, ...
Title:The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, And The Politics Of CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 1999Publisher:Hoover Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081799792X

ISBN - 13:9780817997922


Editorial Reviews

"An erudite and perceptive book. Required reading for all those who want to fathom the relationship between national identity, nation-building, political traditions, and cultural yearnings in one of eastern Europe's least known and understood countries. King uses historical, political, economic, and cultural approaches to challenge old stereotypes and to propose a novel, original perspective on the peoples of Bessarabia and Transnistria."—Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Government and Politics University of Maryland (College Park)