A Contested Borderland: Competing Russian and Romanian Visions of Bessarabia in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century

January 30, 2018

This book by Andrei Cusco, associate professor of History at Ion Creanga State University, is an intellectual prehistory of the Bessarabian question, focusing on the antagonism of the national and imperial visions of this contested borderland. Through a critical reassessment and revision of the traditional historical narratives, the study argues that Bessarabia was claimed not just by two opposing projects of ‘symbolic inclusion,’ but also by two alternative and theoretically antagonistic models of political legitimacy.
For more information, see http://ceupress.com/books/html/Contested_Borderland.htm