Reviews

Author: 
Dennis Deletant
Reviewer: 
Ștefan Cristian Ionescu

Ionescu on Deletant, 'British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War'

Dennis Deletant. British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 257 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-57451-0.

Reviewed by Ștefan Cristian Ionescu (Uppsala University) Published on H-Romania (October, 2018) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis (Lone Star College - Kingwood)

Author: 
Cristian Vasile
Reviewer: 
Irina Livezeanu

Livezeanu on Vasile, 'Viaţa intelectuală şi artistică în primul deceniu al regimului Ceauşescu 1965-1974'

Cristian Vasile. Viaţa intelectuală şi artistică în primul deceniu al regimului Ceauşescu 1965-1974. Bucharest: Humanitas, 2015. 282 pp. 32 RON (paper), ISBN 978-973-50-4703-0.

Reviewed by Irina Livezeanu (University of Pittsburgh) Published on H-Romania (August, 2018) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis (Lone Star College - Kingwood)

Author: 
Richard McMahon
Reviewer: 
Cosmin Koszor Codrea

Koszor Codrea on McMahon, 'The Races of Europe: Construction of National Identities in the Social Sciences, 1839-1939'

Richard McMahon. The Races of Europe: Construction of National Identities in the Social Sciences, 1839-1939. London: Palgrave, 2016. 466 pp. $109.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-36319-9.

Reviewed by Cosmin Koszor Codrea (Oxford Brookes University) Published on H-Romania (May, 2018) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis (Lone Star College - Kingwood)

Author: 
Marius Turda
Reviewer: 
Ferenc Laczó

Laczó on Turda, 'Eugenics and Nation in Early 20th Century Hungary'

Marius Turda. Eugenics and Nation in Early 20th Century Hungary. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 343 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-29352-7.

Reviewed by Ferenc Laczó (Maastricht University) Published on H-Romania (August, 2017) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Constantin Bărbulescu
Reviewer: 
Alex Drace-Francis

Drace-Francis on Bărbulescu, 'România medicilor: Medici, ţărani şi igienă rurală în România de la 1860 la 1910'

Constantin Bărbulescu. România medicilor: Medici, ţărani şi igienă rurală în România de la 1860 la 1910. Societate şi civilizaţie Series. Bucharest: Editura Humanitas, 2015. 360 pp. $10.00 (paper), ISBN 978-973-50-4762-7.

Reviewed by Alex Drace-Francis (University of Amsterdam) Published on H-Romania (January, 2017) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Alex Drace-Francis
Reviewer: 
Călin Cotoi

Cotoi on Drace-Francis, 'The Traditions of Invention: Romanian Ethnic and Social Stereotypes in Historical Context'

Alex Drace-Francis. The Traditions of Invention: Romanian Ethnic and Social Stereotypes in Historical Context. Balkan Studies Library Series. Leiden: Brill, 2013. 310 pp. $149.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-21617-4.

Reviewed by Călin Cotoi (University of Bucharest) Published on H-Romania (April, 2016) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Roland Clark
Reviewer: 
Vladimir Solonari

Solonari on Clark, 'Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania'

Roland Clark. Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 288 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5368-7.

Reviewed by Vladimir Solonari (University of Central Florida) Published on H-Romania (March, 2016) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Joachim von Puttkamer, Stefan Sienerth, Ulrich A. Wien, eds.
Reviewer: 
Florian Kührer-Wielach

Kührer-Wielach on von Puttkamer and Sienerth and Wien, 'Die Securitate in Siebenbürgen'

Joachim von Puttkamer, Stefan Sienerth, Ulrich A. Wien, eds. Die Securitate in Siebenbürgen. Köln: Böhlau Verlag Köln, 2014. 432 pp. $56.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-412-22253-6.

Reviewed by Florian Kührer-Wielach (Institut für deutsche Kultur und Geschichte Südosteuropas e.V. (IKGS)) Published on H-Romania (February, 2016) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Dragoș Sdrobiș
Reviewer: 
Matei Costinescu

Costinescu on Sdrobiș, 'Limitele meritocrației într-o societate agrarǎ: Șomaj intelectual şi radicalizare politicǎ a tineretului în România interbelică'

Dragoș Sdrobiș. Limitele meritocrației într-o societate agrarǎ: Șomaj intelectual şi radicalizare politicǎ a tineretului în România interbelică. Iasi: Polirom, 2015. 264 pp. 24.29 RON (paper), ISBN 978-973-46-5148-1.

Reviewed by Matei Costinescu (University of Bucharest) Published on H-Romania (January, 2016) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Katherine Verdery
Reviewer: 
Alexandra Urdea

Urdea on Verdery, 'Secrets and Truths: Ethnography in the Archive of Romania's Secret Police'

Katherine Verdery. Secrets and Truths: Ethnography in the Archive of Romania's Secret Police. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2013. 294 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-615522599-4.

Reviewed by Alexandra Urdea (Goldsmiths, University of London) Published on H-Romania (January, 2016) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Of Spies and Ethnographers

Author: 
Aleksandra Djurić-Milovanović
Reviewer: 
Ksenija Kolerović

Kolerović on Djurić-Milovanović, 'Dvostruke manjine u Srbiji: O posebnostima u religiji i etnicitetu Rumuna u Vojvodini'

Aleksandra Djurić-Milovanović. Dvostruke manjine u Srbiji: O posebnostima u religiji i etnicitetu Rumuna u Vojvodini. Belgrade: Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2015. 348 pp. EUR 15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-86-7179-090-1.

Reviewed by Ksenija Kolerović (University of Manchester) Published on H-Romania (October, 2015) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Magdalena Crăciun
Reviewer: 
Narcis Tulbure

Tulbure on Crăciun, 'Material Culture and Authenticity: Fake Branded Fashion in Europe'

Magdalena Crăciun. Material Culture and Authenticity: Fake Branded Fashion in Europe. Materializing Culture Series. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. vi + 170 pp. $130.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85785-450-6; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-85785-451-3.

Reviewed by Narcis Tulbure (Bucharest University of Economic Studies) Published on H-Romania (September, 2015) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Paul Doru Mugur, Adam J. Sorkin, Claudia Serea, eds.
Reviewer: 
Gene Tanta

Tanta on Mugur and Sorkin and Serea, 'The Vanishing Point That Whistles: An Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry'

Paul Doru Mugur, Adam J. Sorkin, Claudia Serea, eds. The Vanishing Point That Whistles: An Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry. Greenfield: Talisman House Publishers, 2011. 370 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58498-088-9.

Reviewed by Gene Tanta (University of Maryland - University College) Published on H-Romania (July, 2015) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Learning to Mourn Better: Reading Postcommunist Romanian Poetry in Translation

Author: 
Andrii Krawchuk, Thomas Bremer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Roland Clark

Clark on Krawchuk and Bremer, 'Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness: Values, Self-Reflection, Dialogue'

Andrii Krawchuk, Thomas Bremer, eds. Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness: Values, Self-Reflection, Dialogue. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 380 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-38284-9.

Reviewed by Roland Clark (Eastern Connecticut State University) Published on H-Romania (May, 2015) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Transitional Religion: Orthodox Orientations in a New EUrope

Author: 
Toader Popescu
Reviewer: 
Răzvan Pârâianu

Pârâianu on Popescu, 'Proiectul feroviar românesc (1842-1916)'

Toader Popescu. Proiectul feroviar românesc (1842-1916). Bucharest: Simetria, 2014. Illustrations. 294 pp. n.p. (paper), ISBN 978-973-1872-34-6.

Reviewed by Răzvan Pârâianu (Targu Mures University, Department of History and International Relations) Published on H-Romania (March, 2015) Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Last Stop, Modernity: The Romanian Railway Project

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