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Intermarriage in Transylvania, 1895–2010

Edited By Ioan Bolovan and Luminita Dumanescu

This book reconstructs the perceptions about mixed marriages across generations, starting from a detailed analysis of the statistical background and a description of this phenomenon in the historical past, and then focusing on the case history of families. As ethnic and religious diversity has long been an important source of social tension in Transylvania, mixed marriages have the potential to link the communities and act as a bridge between ethnic groups. Considering the multilevel analyses, the time frame from 1895 to nowadays as well as the historical past of Transylvania, this volume has a strong multidisciplinary character, predicated on a combination of historical, demographical and sociological methods.

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Churches and Interfaith Marriages in Transylvania: From 1895 to the Present (Ioan Bolovan / Marius Eppel)

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Ioan Bolovan, Marius Eppel

Churches and Interfaith Marriages in Transylvania: From 1895 to the Present1

Abstract: Ioan Bolovan and Marius Eppel capture the positions on intermarriage adopted by the Orthodox, the Greek-Catholic, the Roman Catholic and the Reformed Churches or by the Mosaic religion from the nineteenth century until nowadays. The chapter reveals the fact that the Churches had a unified stance regarding intermarriage.

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