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  • Subject: Historical and Philosophical studies
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The Other Europe: East-Central Europe – Empires, Nations, and Societies 1774 – 1918 Course Code: 422620S2/01 To what extent can the 1821 uprising led by Tudor Vladimirescu in Wallachia be seen as nationalist? The 1821 uprising in the Romanian principalities has long been the subject of controversy for those studying the history of Eastern Europe. The detailed historical research undertaken concerning the revolutionary activity has not fully elucidated the complexity of issues surrounding it. Florescu cites the Romanian communist historian, Stirbu, as saying that, even now, ‘there are many aspects of the revolution of 1821 which remain to be clarified in order to draw a rigorously scientific picture of this significant event in our history.’1 This is in part caused by the fact that no less than three revolutionary movements arose in the Principalities in 1821-22. These are defined by Florescu as being – 1) A Greek uprising planned…


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