Carving a Moldavian Identity out of History

@article{vanMeurs1998CarvingAM,
  title={Carving a Moldavian Identity out of History},
  author={Wim van Meurs},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  year={1998},
  volume={26},
  pages={39 - 56}
}
  • W. van Meurs
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Sociology
  • Nationalities Papers
“For what we all are, really, is elegant scarecrows on fields of words.” Gabriel Liiceanu's metaphor of “discourse” is particularly revealing for the case of the Moldavian nation. When the field is already covered with scarecrows, a new one will have trouble finding a free spot and functioning properly. Rivaling nationalist and communist interpretations of Moldavian history have left little free space for an original view: historical facts have been interpreted and reinterpreted time and time… 

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