Convenient Truths: Representations of the Communist Illegalists in the Romanian Historiography in Post-Communism (article)

by Dumitru Lăcătușu
published in BRUKENTHALIA, Romanian Cultural History Review Supplement of Brukenthal. Acta Musei, 4: 2014


The present paper analyzes the post-1989 historiography of the underground communists, in order to identify their main representations in the scientific literature. I highlight the existence of continuity between the interwar and the post-communist historiographical discourses, showing that  history was used rather for moral judegments than for scientific investigation. I will show that the research on the Communist Party between 1921 and 1944 was not among the main interests of the historians and researchers.


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