a well-written, well-translated and well-illustrated book ... much more than a tourist guide ... both useful and enlightening from a historical and cultural point of view. Choice ... an interesting and timely contribution to our growing understanding of the regional geography of a post-communist country about which relatively little is known ... Boia's book is noteworthy as it is neither a simple regional geography nor is it a travelogue ... a wonderful book about Romania ... a useful aid to critical understanding - one unfettered by the more common preoccupation with potted histories and dry trade statistics. Scholars will value it for its theoretically sophisticated approach and its respect for its readership. Geography
About the Author
Lucian Boia is Professor of History at the University of Bucharest. He is the author of Great Historians of the Modern Age (1991), La Fin du Monde: une Histoire sans Fin (1999), and Forever Young: A Cultural History of Longevity (Reaktion, 2004).