Author: Ion Grumeza
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 289
Format / Quality: PDF – Excellent
Size: 5.09 Mb
The history of Dacia, the powerful and rich ancient land that is now Romania, is little known, especially that of the period of 500 B.C. to A.D. 500. Yet, this kingdom was once the cornerstone of Eastern Europe. The historic changes, wars, economy, and traditions of this Transylvanian land permeate the geopolitics of today’s Balkan countries. Thus, to understand what is happening today in modern Eastern Europe, we need to understand the history of this area.
The Dacians left no written language so the researcher is not provided with the types of readily available testimonies or clues that the Greeks and Romans abundantly provided. “Reviving” their history requires that one rely on narratives based on the memories of contemporary travelers from outside the region.