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Children of the Night

The Strange and Epic Story of Modern Romania

EAN:  9781789543186
Publicatiedatum:   04-08-2022
Formaat:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal bladzijden:  496

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A darkly humorous and horrifying history of some of the strangest dictators that Europe has ever seen.

Balanced precariously on the shifting fault line between East and West, Romania's past is one of the great untold stories of modern Europe.

The country that gave us Vlad Dracula, and whose citizens consider themselves descendants of ancient Rome, has traditionally preferred the status of enigmatic outsider. But it has experienced some of the most disastrous leaderships of the last century. After a relatively benign period led by a dutiful King and his vivacious British-born Queen, the country oscillated wildly.

Its interwar rulers form a gallery of bizarre characters: the corrupt and mentally unbalanced King Carol; the fascist death cult led by Corneliu Codreanu; the vain General Ion Antonescu. After 1945 power was handed to Romania's tiny communist party, under which it experienced severe repression, purges and collectivisation. Then in 1965, Nicolae Ceausescu came to power.

And thus began the strangest dictatorship of all.

    EAN: 9781789543186
    Auteur: 
    Uitgever: Van Ditmar Boekenimport B.V.
    Publicatiedatum:   04-08-2022
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Voorraad:  Bestelbaar
    Aantal bladzijden: 496