ISTORIE

TRANSYLVANIA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
ASPECTS OF REGIONAL IDENTITY

Editors: Laura Stanciu, Cosmin Popa-Gorjanu

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ISBN 978-606-543-348-9
Anul apariției: 2013
Format: B5
Nr. pagini: 250
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Preț: 40 lei

“The sixteen papers included in this volume succeed to illustrate the complexity of the history of Transylvania in the eighteenth century, illuminating several key aspects of the evolution of regional identity in the time of progressive centralization by the Habsburg Empire.
While the first paper surveys the political, military and institutional details of the incorporation of the autonomous principality of Transylvania into the Habsburg empire, at the turn of the seventeenth century, the following papers focus on the analysis and discussion of various cultural, political, educational, and institutional aspects of the province during the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century. Many papers concentrate on the evolution of Romanian schools, intellectuals, and the confessional relations between the Uniate (Greek-Catholic) and Orthodox in Transylvania, but there are also three papers discussing various aspects regarding the evolution of the relations between Catholics and Calvinists (the question of mixed-marriages), the Saxon community, and the Hungarian freemasonry political plans. One contribution focuses on the introduction of a new ecclesiastical architectural pattern in Transylvania during the second half of the eighteenth century. Three papers concentrated on the book printing and book distribution in Transylvania and in the adjoining principalities as complex phenomena contributing not only to cultural regional development but also to the binding of Romanians across borders. The last two papers included in the volume are contributions on perceptions of Transylvania and of Transylvanians in the writings of Moldavian and Wallachian intellectuals during the first half of the nineteenth century.” (The Editors)


CONTENTS


Foreword

GHEORGHE GORUN
The instauration of Austrian domination in Transylvania. A case of European Integration

ALIN-MIHAI GHERMAN
A Romanian description of Transylvania from 1679

VICTOR NEUMANN
Transylvanian Enlightenment European influences and local intellectual ambitions

IACOB MÂRZA
Cohesion and modernization in Habsburg Transylvania: the Schools of Blaj in the 18th century

ATTILA VARGA, RUDOLF CRISTIAN
The Illuminati, Transylvanian Freemasonry, and the Project of Hungary’s Federalization at the end of the 18th century

ALIN-MIHAI GHERMAN
A case of self-definition: Romanian Calvinist texts

ERNST CHRISTOPH SUTTNER
“Legea Strămoşească” and the Regional Identity of the Transylvanian Romanians

LAURA STANCIU
Power and consciousness from the perspective of Romanian interconfessional controversies: Relations of Greek-Catholics and the Orthodox in mid-18th Century Transylvania

OLGA LUKÁCS
Power and Consciousness in Confessional Controversies: Calvinist-Catholic relations in Transylvania

MIHAELA GRANCEA
Solution of a Moral Crisis in Dobârca (Dobring), a Community in South-East Transylvania. Considerations on a “Judgment Protocol” (Pfarrämtliches Gerichts-Protocoll, 1840)

GABRIELA RUS
Paradigms of Ecclesiastical Architecture in Transylvania. Greek-Catholics in the late 18th century

CORNEL MARIA
The Press of Petrus Barth between Austrian Schooling Policy and Ethnic Endeavours

GABRIELA MIRCEA
The Typograpy of Blaj (1747–1830) a cohesive factor of Transylvanian Romanian Identity. Printing products and people in 1777

ANCA ELISABETA TATAY
The University Press of Buda and the Cultural Development of Transylvanian Romanians

ALEXANDRU ISTRATE
The Perception of Enlightenment Transylvania in Moldavian Sources

LIDIA TRĂUŞAN-MATU
Wallachian Historiography on Transylvania (First half of the 19th century)