Nicolae Iorga as Historian and Politician

  • Maurice Pearton
Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)


Nicolae Iorga was born on 5 June 1871 and was murdered on 27 November 1940 — a fate from which we academics are usually exempt: the most we risk is character assassination by our colleagues in the professional journals. Iorga was killed, however, not so much in his capacity as historian as in his capacity as politician. His death therefore neatly yokes together the relationship which I wish to explore in this chapter — namely that between political consciousness and historical explanation. I do not intend to offer an analysis of Iorga’s career as such, or to survey the range of his activity (which would require a conference in itself) but a brief outline of the main stages and characteristics of his working life is necessary.


Policy Science Permanent Characteristic World History National Theatre Romanian Identity 
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© School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London 1988

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