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Author Bucur-Deckard, Maria, 1968-

Title Heroes and victims : remembering war in twentieth-century Romania / Maria Bucur
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 352 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies
Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Contents Memory traces: on local practices of remembering and commemorating -- Death and ritual: mourning and commemorative practices before 1914 -- Mourning, burying, and remembering the war dead: how communities coped with the memory of wartime violence, 1918-1940 -- Remembering the great war through autobiographical narratives -- The politics of commemoration in interwar Romania, 1919-1940: dialogues and conflicts -- War commemorations and state propaganda under dictatorship: from the crusade against Bolshevism to Ceausescu's cult of personality, 1940-1989 -- Everyone a victim: forging the mythology of anti-communism counter-memory -- The dilemmas of post-memory in post-Communist Romania
Summary Heroes and victims explores the cultural power of war memorials in 20th-century Romania through two world wars and a succession of radical political changes -- from attempts to create pluralist democratic political institutions after World War I to shifts toward authoritarian rule in the 1930s, to military dictatorships and Nazi occupation, to communist dictatorships, and finally to pluralist democracies with populist tendencies. Examining the interplay of centrally articulated and locally developed comme
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-336) and index
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Subject Collective memory -- Romania.
Memorialization -- Romania -- History -- 20th century.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Romania.
War and society -- Romania.
War memorials -- Social aspects -- Romania.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Romania.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Romania.
Romania -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009014577
ISBN 0253003911 (electronic bk.)
6612539755 (electronic bk.)
9780253003911 (electronic bk.)
9786612539756 (electronic bk.)
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(cloth ; alk. paper)