Dimitrie cantemir

Dan Sluşanschi (coordonator) - Dimitrie Cantemir. Descrierea stării de odinioară şi de astăzi a Moldovei, vol.1 - Ediţie critică bilingvă (latină-română), 2006, 452 p.

Principele Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723), cunoscut Europei întregi pentru erudiţia sa, odată ales membru al Academiei din Berlin (1714) a primit din partea acestui înalt forum rugămintea să le înfăţişeze Apusenilor atât stările de lucru din Imperiul Otoman, cât

Andrei Eşanu, Valentina Eşanu - Dimitrie Cantemir. Descrierea stării de odinioară şi de astăzi a Moldovei, vol.2, 2007, 406 p.

Volumul de faţă face corp comun cu ediţia bilingvă pregătită de Dan Sluşanschi, apărută în anul 2006. Prin studiile introductive, note, comentarii şi indici aceste două volume se completează reciproc, făcând ca Descriptio. . . să apară în toată plinătatea

The Hieroglyphic History

by Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723)

Nature And Architecture: The Parks And Gardens Of The Capital

Cismigiu gardens, Icoanei park, Kiseleff park (see also The green within in Gallery). Many of Bucharest’s gardens and parks, which no longer exist because of extensive urban reorganising, were shaped as the aristocracy tastefully redesigned the open space around their

Route No. 1

Walking around the city arm in arm with literary recollections… Laying on façades invisible memorial plates with quotes in verse or prose… Experiencing live the sensation of osmosis between fiction and reality… Feeling literature become history, and history – literature…

Our Defense Abroad

Let us not be deceived by articles and books issued by courtesy or for which we pay, and this so seldom. We are not loved abroad. Even if people remember the fine welcome we give people – which is so comprehensive according to the customs, and at times even sufficiently

Editor's Note

The threshold between the millenniums is an opportunity for evaluation: tributes, jubilees, festivals. Archives are being browsed, masterpieces are reappraised, and writings are redefined in the current context, then recirculated in today's competition. Everything becomes

The Dialectics Of National Self-Criticism

Some time in the autumn of 1994, Sorin Alexandrescu asked in an interview in 22 magazine why, in the canonical battle between the various radical-democrat and nationalist structures of the opposition (and of the government), more attention is not paid to the real traditions

Description Of Moldavia (Descriptio Moldaviae) (1715)

Chapter XVII. On the Moldavians' Habits (excerpts) While we are trying to describe the Moldavians' habits, about which no-one, or just few foreigners hold a true image, the love we feel for our country on the one hand prompts us to praise the people among which

The Place Of The Romanian People In Universal History

Toward the end of the Middle Ages, the Romanians, until then living in their traditional peasant autonomies, which stand for an entire, complete political order with archaic roots, arrived, after the abolition of anarchy, at their boundaries and, on one side, because of

At A Bibliophilist's: Ion Iliescu

Another bibliophilist concerned with theoretical problems related to rare, old book evaluation is Ion Iliescu, Aesthetics professor at the University of Timişoara, the possessor of a rich and valuable collection. Author of many papers on aesthetics (Course of General Aesthetics),

Descriptio Moldaviae

VIII. On the customs of the court And on the days when there are no banquets, the table for the Prince's lunch is more often than not laid in the small hall, but often enough also in the big hall or in the women's quarters (gynaeceo). Two of the high rank boyars