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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

2013

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geography

First Advisor

George White

Keywords

Europe, nationalism, national identity, place, Romania, spatial extent, and territory

Abstract

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

National characteristics
Group identity
Balkan Peninsula

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-197).

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

207

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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