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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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Choosing a Spouse: The Importance of Religious Denomination and Ethnicity (Marius Eppel)


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Marius Eppel

Choosing a Spouse: The Importance of Religious Denomination and Ethnicity

Abstract: Marius Eppel examines, on the basis of information acquired through field research, the importance of a woman’s confession and ethnicity in choosing her husband in the case of mixed marriages during the second half of the twentieth century and first decade of the twenty- first century. As a result of this investigation, it is revealed that throughout the period under study, Transylvania has maintained its multi-ethnic character.


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