However, the mythical West generated by Romanian communism was different in its nature to the West of the nineteenth-century elite. Around the yearByzantium boasted a civilization richer and more refined than Western Europe. The history of those times cannot be judged exclusively by the norms of today.
To both visitors, who otherwise have little in common except for the mere fact of belonging to Western culture, Romania presents itself as a country only partially integrated in European civilization, a country of the margins, characterized by a still pronounced store of primitivism, a strange amalgam of modern urban life and rustic survivals.
The principles in question may be combined, or they may be completely contradictory. A future of gold awaits our country, And across the centuries I see its rising.
We have seen what happened in Bosnia, where, seen from a distance, the differences appeared to be minimal. Chapter five. Britain was gearing up for aggression against the free Boer republics, an imperialist adventure.
By this time Romania was already completely occupied. The history of those times cannot be judged exclusively by the norms of today.