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Master of Science (MS)
Europe, nationalism, national identity, place, Romania, spatial extent, and territory
Southeastern Europe is a region where significant strife has arisen over nationalistic and territorial aspirations. Language and religion are key characteristics that are often used to identify a nation. It is, however, useful to go beyond these characteristics for a better understanding of what constitutes a national identity. Place serves as a tangible feature in the landscape that can be observed through a variety of mediums to examine a nation on different spatial and temporal scales. This study identifies and plots the places Romanian nationals identify with in order to gain a better understanding of the spatial extent of Romanian nationalism. The data for these places of importance to Romanian national identity comes from a variety of past and contemporary sources including, but not limited to: cities, maps, ecclesiastical centers, art, museums, battleground sites, architecture, literature, natural landscapes, and other important sites. In this study, the places Romanians identify with will be used to expand upon a traditional understanding of the spatial extent of Romanian nationalism in southeastern Europe.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-197).
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South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Mantz, Paul, "Romanian National Identity and Place in SouthEastern Europe" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1583.