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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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Being a Child in a Mixed Family in Present-day Transylvania (Luminiţa Dumănescu)

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Luminița Dumănescu

Being a Child in a Mixed Family in Present-day Transylvania1

Abstract: The study tackles the ways in which mixed couples from Transylvania solve problems regarding their children’s ethnic, linguistic and denominational affiliation. This research details three elements that are decisive for what we have labelled “the issue of children born into intermarriages”: language, religion and ethnic identification.

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