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.
The Quantitative Dimension of Mixed Marriages in Transylvania at the End of the Long Nineteenth Century (Ioan Bolovan)
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The Quantitative Dimension of Mixed Marriages in Transylvania at the End of the Long Nineteenth Century
Abstract: Ioan Bolovan provides an ample introduction to the complicated history of Transylvania, emphasizing the elements that have shaped, an adversarial perception of the us vs. them dichotomy, synthesizing the complicated relationship between Church and State. Mixed marriage – interfaith marriage – is examined statistically in terms of the administrative divisions of the province.
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