The Road to Romanian Independence (Hardback)
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The Road to Romanian Independence (Hardback)

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Hardback 266 Pages / Published: 30/09/1996
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In the 1860s and 1870s, Danubian Romania embarked on its difficult transition from political subordination to independence. Throughout this arduous process, Romanians faced perplexing challenges from the neighboring empires of Russia, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey, plus persistent meddling in their affairs by West European powers. The battle for independence affected, and was affected by, such issues as Romania's quest for progress, its internal civil rights, and its relations with other Balkan nationalities. In tracing the complicated interaction of these elements, Frederick Kellogg explores the development of Romanian railroads and trade, Romanian anti-Semitism, and Balkan nationalism and Bulgarian revolutionary currents. Russia's war against Turkey and the subsequent peace agreements brought about constitutional change and territorial sacrifice for Romania, along with annexation between the lower Danube River and the Black Sea. Using sources cuffed from little-known Romanian and other European archives and libraries, Kellogg convincingly explains why and how the powers interacted with one another and with Romania, and how Romanian political leaders responded to provocations and opportunities throughout the momentous passage to independent statehood.

Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557530653
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 230 x 158 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Kellogg's finest work on Romanian history in the late
nineteenth century I have read in many a year. In fact, it may be the best work
on Romanian history in English written in the last forty years. Kellogg's study
is the most objective, most exhaustive, and most sophisticated work on the
history of Romania during the early years of Prince Carol's rule."

-- (08/15/2018)

". . . an interesting case study of a small Balkan state
in its formative years. . . . Based on extensive research in the archives of
the major states involved, this work fills a gap in the diplomatic history of
the Balkans."

-- (08/20/2018)

". . . a balanced, meticulously researched political study
of how Romania achieved independence by 1880. The central thesis is that the Romanians
did not achieve independence swiftly or unilaterally from the Ottomans, but in
many stages, and always due to the actions of the Europeans great powers."

-- (08/20/2018)

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