A PAGE FROM THE HISTORY OF THE ROMANIAN FROM THE SOUTH OF THE DANUBE. THE MEMOIRS OF THE AROMANIAN GEORGE P. GHEORGHIU Cover Image

A PAGE FROM THE HISTORY OF THE ROMANIAN FROM THE SOUTH OF THE DANUBE. THE MEMOIRS OF THE AROMANIAN GEORGE P. GHEORGHIU
A PAGE FROM THE HISTORY OF THE ROMANIAN FROM THE SOUTH OF THE DANUBE. THE MEMOIRS OF THE AROMANIAN GEORGE P. GHEORGHIU

Author(s): Claudiu Cotan
Subject(s): Social history, 19th Century, The Ottoman Empire, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Editura Arhipelag XXI
Keywords: Ottoman Empire; Aromanian; language; school; church; tradition; minority;

Summary/Abstract: The history of the Romanian population from the south of the Danube remains one of the most impressive a struggle for keeping their cultural identity, their language and religious traditions. The 19th century marked in the history of Vlach population a period of national awakening. Under ottoman rule the Aromanians requested to use their own language in schools and churches. Their request has been denied by the ecumenic Patriarchate, and also by the Bulgarians, Serbs, Greeks, which refused to offer political recognition to the Aromanians. With great difficulties, in the second part of the 19th century, started the establishment of the first schools in the south of the Danube. In large communities, with a majority of Vlach population, the Romanian language was heard in churches. The Romanian state has been heavily involved in the supported the Vlachs and Romanian priests, giving monetary help to Aromanian teachers. The pressure due to the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, and formation of new Balkan states, forced some Aromanians to move into Romania to begin a new life.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 157-167
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian