R. W. Seton-Watson (1879–1951) was a British historian and activist who played an important role in European political affairs, most notably during the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. First published in 1934, this book presents a detailed account of Romanian history by Seton-Watson, beginning with a description of the origins of Romanian identity during Roman times and moving through to the completion of national unity in the 1918–20 period. The text also contains a comprehensive bibliography and a number of illustrative plates. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Seton-Watson and perspectives on Romanian history.
1. Roumanian origins; 2. The beginnings of the principalities; 3. Turkish vassalage (1504–1714); 4. Transylvania under native princes (1526–1690); 5. The Phanariot regime (1714–1821); 6. Austria, Russia and the Roumanian problem; 7. Transylvania under Habsburg rule (1690–1792); 8. The growth of Roumanian nationality (1812–48); 9. The movement for unity (1848–59); 10. Transylvania from 1792 to 1867; 11. From unity to independence; 12. The reign of King Charles; 13. Transylvania under the dual system; 14. Roumania and the Balkan problem (1908–14); 15. Roumania and the Great War: the period of neutrality; 16. War and defeat (1916–18); 17. The completion of national unity (1918–20); Appendix 1. Bukovina and Bessarabia under foreign rule; Appendix 2. The population of Roumania; Bibliography; Index.
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