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O scurtă istorie ilustrată a românilor

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  356 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
Documentele iconografice din această ediţie au fost selectate astfel încât cititorul, purtat de farmecul inconfundabil al lui Neagu Djuvara, să şi-i apropie, ca şi cum ar privi într-un album de familie alcătuit de mai multe generaţii, pe oamenii din trecut: împăraţii romani, domnii şi regii români, cu aliaţii şi duşmanii lor,politicienii, buni şi răi, cum i-am avut, în mom ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published 2013 by Humanitas
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David Hanley
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The cover of this book starts with the words - This is not an ordinary history book.... truer words have rarely been printed.
This is not a text book, it is not an academic book, more it is the story of Romania from the perspective of Neagu as he takes us meandering through the ages, rather than the usual regurgitation of dates and names that mar so many other history books.
As an Englishman reading this it was a perfect introduction to eastern european history. My education has been a very trad
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Bogdan Raț
Cartea este o dezamagire (cel putin pentru mine), o salveaza intr-o anumita masura ultimul capitol, Romania contemporana.

O fi Neagu Djuvara un om si istoric de valoare, dar in cartea asta nu s-a ridicat la nivelul asteptarilor (mele). Oricat de "scurta" ar fi, si explici asta in prefata - ca nu vei da detalii, nu poti sa vorbesti despre niste evenimente si personalitati ilustre din istoria noastra in cateva randuri iar, comparativ, sa acorzi cateva pagini altora de insemnatate mai mica. Chiar da
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Cristian Stef
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O carte speciala dupa parerea mea. Foarte usor de citit, hartile si imaginile alaturate ajuta mult la buna intelegere a istoriei. Este prima oara cand citesc pe maestrul Neagu Djuvara, si cu siguranta o sa mai citesc si alte carti ale lui.
Va recomand aceasta carte minunata!
Igor Rotaru
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Moralitatea batjocorită se repară mai greu decât uzinele învechite.

”Moştenirea cea mai tragică constă în faptul că acea jumătate de secol ne-a stricat sufletul.
Un regim în care minciuna a fost ridicată la rangul de metodă de guvernare, în care teroarea a dezvoltat laşitatea la cei mai mulţi şi eroismul imprudent la câţiva, în care delaţiunea a fost considerată o virtute, în care furtul, nu numai din bunul statului dar şi din cea a vecinului, a sfârşit prin a apărea legitim din cauza privaţiunilo
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Elisa
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With an exquisite talent of keeping the reader focused on complex historical events,Djuvara entails the story of the Romanian population through time and space. Engaging and compelling, the book story flows incessantly, to shape clearly the root of a nation.

Reading is also simplified by the addition of various anecdotes of famous men in history, that leads the reader to powerfully visualise the soul of these remarkable men.

I strongly recommend the reading of this manuscript, for whoever would
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Bianca Manea
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Moştenirea cea mai tragică constă în faptul că acea jumătate de secol ne-a stricat sufletul.
Un regim în care minciuna a fost ridicată la rangul de metodă de guvernare, în care teroarea a dezvoltat laşitatea la cei mai mulţi şi eroismul imprudent la câţiva, în care delaţiunea a fost considerată o virtute, în care furtul, nu numai din bunul statului dar şi din cea a vecinului, a sfârşit prin a apărea legitim din cauza privaţiunilor permanente şi a exemplului de înşelăciune venit de sus, un asemen
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Andrada
I thought it was maybe time to freshen up my memories of Romanian history and since I had Neagu Djuvara’s A Short Illustrated History of Romanians handy, I decided to read it! It includes a lot of the things I already knew from school along with quite a few I hadn’t heard about. I loved some of the anecdotes and fresh takes on some of the events and people that shaped our nation.

My only complaint is that like many accounts of Romania’s history, it seems to come to a halt at the rise of communis
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Tassos
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
While reading the book, I had constantly the impression that the language style had something weird, something not fitting with a book. After progressing enough with this book I realised what it was: it was as if the author was dictating to someone his memories of the history of Romanians... When I finished the book I re-read the foreword only to realise that this is exactly what happened. The book is the transcription of the author's dictations.

This book has plently of information, but even tho
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Greg
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Djuvara, in this book of history, attempts to summarize the past and major historical issues in describing and understanding the peoples united by Romanian language. Writing primarily for Romanians and attempting to correct errors he sees in popular understanding, Djuvara fails in his mission to present this history without opinion - he can't help himself. That said, what follows is an easily read and honestly presented assessment. Where contentious issues arise, Djuvara does present his opinion ...more
Catalina S
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was afraid it would be 'just another boring history lesson', but it was definitely not that.
This book is easy to read and keeps one interested with every page. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a history of Romanians.

Ca un comentariu personal, citind această Scurtă Istorie, scârba pe care o simt zilnic, văzând ce se întâmplă în țară, s-a mai diminuat. Mi-am amintit, sau mi-am dat seama, că avem multe lucruri de care putem fi mândri.
Mircea Poeana
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
O lucrare de capatai, o istorie pe intelesul tuturor celor ce pot si vor sa inteleaga.
Un manual obligatoriu pentru toti cei care predau sau invata istoria.
O opera pentru toti cei ce vor sa invete din istorie.
Athina Semertzaki
Μιας και τα τελευταία χρόνια μένω στη Ρουμανία θεώρησα απαραίτητο να μάθω λίγα πράγματα για τη ιστορία της. Το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο μου πρόσφερε τις πληροφορίες που χρειαζόμουν. Το μόνο που θα ήθελα είναι να μην τελείωνε με το τέλος το Β' ΠΠ αλλά να προχωρούσε και λίγο παρά πέρα χρονολογικά.
Kaitlyn West
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I literally had to travel to Romania before I found a book on Romanian history that was worth the read. This is *best* book on the history of the Romanian people, according to many of the Romanians that I met while on my trip.

It covers many things and includes photos of the many things that you will see while in Romania - which I found particularly interesting and helpful.
Ray Du
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: europe
Significantly expanded my knowledge and gave me some insights about the country I'm currently residing in. Thanks, my dear friend Lucy Ye, for this precious gift!
Paul Ispas
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Djuvara. O relație ”dragoste-ură”. Mai mult dragoste, e drept, însă nu pot să nu remarc carențele în expunerile sale, deși își asumă că lucrarea nu este un manual de istorie. Și totuși, reușește o chestie care face mai mult decât orice manual: te învață cum să privești istoria, nu doar ce să memorezi din ea - lucru esențial pentru un ”profan”.
Am văzut cazuri de oameni care n-au reușit finalizarea lecturii pe motiv că limbajul sau structura ei sunt dificile, însă față de adevărata istorie, carte
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Jean Constant
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are times when stylistically - dictation or transcript of oral discussion fit perfectly the subject. This is the case. I don’t think I would have gone through this 3000 years historical journey any other way. Entertaining, knowledgeable, it gives us a distinct perspective on the larger geopolitical challenge of Eastern and Central Europe in the past, present and future.
Roxana
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pentru cei care in scoala au fost siliti sa memoreze anul si intamplarea istorica, fara a avea o poveste, un context, un "de ce", cred ca a citi aceasta carte aduce mai multa lumina in mintile lor.
Personal, am considerat-o o lectura buna, din care mi-am lamurit curiozitati, dar si intrebari pe care nici nu stiam ca le am. Ma bucur ca am gasit un raspuns, indiferent cat de cuprinzator.
Raluca
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foarte bine explicata, inclusiv pe intelesul novicilor in ale istoriei. Usor de citit, ca o poveste. Poate fi citita inclusiv de copii, in completarea lectiilor de la scoala. As recomanda-o oricui ca o buna carte de inceput in studiul istoriei Romaniei.
Marius Zaharia
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very honest overview of Romanian history, which adds three important ingredients to the history we've been taught by school text-books:

1. explaining regional context
2. cause-effect explanations
3. presenting the other side of the coin
Alice
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book for any romanian tourist who wants to understand the country and its people.
Raluca Colac
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"Și de când a apărut scrierea istorică,curiozitatea de a cunoaște și înțelege trecutul s-a născut din dorința de a ști mai bine cum să te călăuzeși in prezent , cum să-ți alegi mai bine viitorul ."
Nikola
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have really liked the book. Djuvara describes nice all the happenings in the Romanian history.
After reading some history books, this book is nice so you remember the events that happened throughout the history in Romania.
Miruna
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolut minunată această relatare a istoriei românilor! Am impresia că, în sfârșit, am parcurs o varianta cinstită, informată și apolitică a istoriei din spațiul desemnat acum ca “România”.
Matt Kimsal
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars for its quality. 3 stars for the subject matter (just a little dry).
Nicolae Tilivea
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reasonable information, easy read - seems more objective than what history school books tell you.
Julia Bughiu
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ii o carte foarte utila pentru cei care stau prost cu istoria (cum sunt eu) si care doresc sa isi formeze o imagine generala a evenimentelor. Am dat doar 4 stele pentru ca anumite evenimente le-as fi dorit sa fie dezbatute un pic mai pe larg - din moment ce, in alte locuri, s-a insistat pe evenimente similare. Recomand!
Anca
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Majoritatea cărții am parcurs-o în paralel cu un alt volum de istorie, O Istorie Sincera a Poporului Roman, încercând sa vad unde sunt diferențele, care sunt punctele comune și pe ce aspecte insista fiecare scriitor. O scurta istorie ilustrata a românilor se oprește după Al Doilea Război Mondial pe când O Istorie Sincera a Poporului Roman continua pana la Revoluția din 1989.
Cartea lui Djuvara este scrisa mai bine: propoziții scurte, interpretarea personala este mai clar delimitata, nu conține în
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Julia
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Smooth & easy to read, but a bit biased in my opinion
Aida
Jul 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nu chiar atat de ilustrata :) O lectura numai buna ca sa iti reamintesti istoria la ceva timp de la terminarea scolii si sa o completezi cu ceva informatii care nu exista in manuale.
Anca
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foarte bine scrisa si documentata. Mi-a placut extrem de mult. O recomand oricui.
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NEAGU M. DJUVARA s-a născut la Bucureşti în 1916, într-o familie de origine aromână aşezată în ţările române la sfârşitul secolului al XVIII-lea, care a dat ţării mai mulţi oameni politici, diplomaţi şi universitari. Licenţiat în litere la Sorbona (istorie, 1937) şi doctor în drept (Paris, 1940). Participă la campania din Basarabia şi Transnistria ca elev-ofiţer de rezervă (iunie-noiembrie 1941); ...more
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