ROMANIAN RELIGION AND CUSTOMS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 19TH CENTURY IN THE VISION OF FOREIGN TRAVELERS

Elena GHEORGHE
2021 Icoana Credintei  
The notes of foreign travelers represent a major source of interest for the reconstruction of Romanian society in the middle of the nineteenth century. Although they were not "professional" historians, most often curiosity or diplomatic missions brought them to these lands, their visits led them to numerous political, economic, cultural and psychological observations.Abundance of travelogues and testimonies on the Romanian Lands of this period represents the consequence of the international
more » ... tivation of the "oriental problem" and of the intensification of the struggle for emancipation and national liberation of the peoples of the Balkans. of the culture from which they came, foreign travelers projected, consciously or not, their own light on the realities they presented. In no other historical source will we find anything more picturesque and full of life than in the events and descriptions presented by them.
doi:10.26520/icoana.2021.13.7.92-102 fatcat:n4pxuiar6jg4nnbmpp7y3v7wbi