Re: The Vlach Connection

From: S & L
Message: 37623
Date: 2005-05-05

----- Original Message -----
From: "george knysh" <gknysh@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 7:34 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: The Vlach Connection
> --- S & L <mbusines@...> wrote:
> > As I see, he [Madgearu GK] is the follower of the
> newer "jaguar
> > spots" theory [more then
> > one place -i.e. in the Western Carpathians, in the
> > region between
> > Timoc-Morava, on both side of the Danube valley
> > between Olt-Cernavoda- for
> > the ethnogenesis of the Romanians]. "From these
> > kernels the Romanians spread
> > later over the entire N Danubian territory" he said
> > in the Conclusion chapter.
> *****GK: Some of this (e.g. the Timoc-Morava and
> Olt-Cernavoda kernels) doesn't seem incompatible with
> my current view, though I would wonder why many other
> south Danubian kernels might not have been involved.
> But what does he mean by the "Western Carpathians"?
> Could you say something more about this?*****
He use "Western Carpathians" in the English version for the romanian Muntii
Apuseni [Mountains].
His book is not focused on the ethnogenesis of the Romanians BUT on the
Lower Danube river between VII-VIII century. This is probably why he does
not discuss the problem of the Balkan's Valahias [which are not in this
The ethnogenesis problem is coming up because he argues against the opinion
of Constantin Daicoviciu [which sustained, in the 1980's, that in Muntenia
and Moldova did not existed a "roman" continuity because these regions were
never "romanized" in the first place].

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