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A sensitive issue of Romanian-Greek Interwar relations: the Macedo-Romanians


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 83-94
No. of Pages: 12
Keywords: , , , ,
Summary/Abstract: The minority issue represented the only ,,dark spot” on the agenda of bilateral relations between Athens and Bucharest during the interwar decades. This paper assesses this contntious issue, mainly concerning the Macedo-Romanians. One apparent solution to ethnic tensions of the period was the voluntary ,,in corpore” migration of some communities of Macedo-Romanians, which have left their native land and settled in Southern Dobroudja, during the interwar decades. This is placed a special emphasios on in this study. A special section of the study is dealing with the status of Greek community in Romania, in the light of new relevant archive documents. The authorities in Bucharest were constantly concerned with the situation of the Macedo-Romanian communities, a special role being played by Romania’s diplomatic representative in Athens, Constantin Langa Răşcanu, whose experience (and continuity) in the Balkans would eventually yield the expected results in the rapprochement between Romania and Greece. We have identified important moments, starting from the first years of the interwar decades (as well as the situation in the aftermath of the Second Balkan War) and going further to diplomatic statements about ethnic minority status by both parties. As a matter of fact, the Macedo-Romanian rights and their treatment by the Greek authorities, although less prominently, continued to be on the agenda of bilateral relations throughout the interwar period.
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Women Shaping the Romanian Society in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Emancipation, Social Activism and the Struggle for Political Rights


Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 65-77
No. of Pages: 12
Keywords: , , , , ,
Summary/Abstract: Women’s struggle for civil and political rights was, by far, one of the most difficult actions in the history of the feminist movements, because the claim for these rights was considered by the majority of the male population a great immoderacy. The main purpose of this paper is to analyse some aspects of the Romanian women’s struggle for the acquirement of civil and political rights, more exactly of the right to vote and to identify some distinct features of the feminist movement in Romania regarding the struggle for electoral rights.
In Romania, the idea of attainment of civil and political rights by women became a public matter in the second half of the XIXth century, closely related to the democratization process. The implication of the Romanian women in some new aspects of the social and political life, at the end of the XIXth century and in the early XXth century, contributed both to the evolution of their political representation and to the making of some specific themes better known at a larger scale. Their actions changed the face of Romanian politics in the early XXth century and contributed to increasing the people’s interest for the political matters in Romania, which is, probably – along with their emancipation and acquirement of political rights – their most important victory.
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