Romanian History and Culture

A Library of Knowledge from the Web. An Educational Website

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 Welcome to the

Romanian History and Culture website!

 We Romanians have such a great history

and we don't even know it!

 

If you are on this website thinking that Romanian people are gypsies you are mistaken. It is a coincidence of name. For Gypsy, Rroma, Romany, a nomadic population from India, arriving in Europe and Romania in the Middle Ages please go, on this site, to their own page.   

   This website is addressed mainly to the English-speaking world, Romanian Diaspora, and their English speaking descendants.

All others are more than welcome to use this site. For your convenience please use the Translator Bar. 

The purpose of this educational website is to:

- Compile as much information as possible, related to the history and culture of Eastern Europe, emphasizing the one of the Romanians, Roumanians or Rumanians (and their ancestors: Prehistoric people, Pelasgians, Scythian Dacheans, Thracians, Getai, Dacian, Daco-Getai, Daco-Romans, Blachs, Vlachs), found on the web - especially in English, but also in French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian - in order to create a library of knowledge from the web, for use on the web.

 -To also make this useful information available everyone interested in Romanian history and culture, as well as in the Romanian people's struggle for identity and independence.

 -To further research of Romanian history and culture.

 -To present points of view, at times controversial, from researchers contradicting each others' points of view. (So it is not necessary to infect this website with viruses because if you do so, that point of view will be also lost.)

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               As you can see on this website, the birth and building of a nation has never been an easy process, sometime it takes many thousands of years of continuous existence, awareness and continuous shedding of blood.

   "Though the Romanians seem at first glance, to have contributed but little, up to the nineteenth century, to the advance of western civilization, their part in European history is nevertheless a glorious one, and if less apparent, perhaps of more fundamental importance.

By shedding their blood in the struggle against the Ottoman invasion, they, together with the other peoples of Oriental Europe, procured that security which alone made possible the development of western civilization." [Xenopol, p. 266. http://www.archive.org/details/histoiredesrouma01xnuoft ]

Apa trece, pietrele raman!

The stream flows, the stones remain! 

(Romanian folk saying)

Diaspora's hymn-pop music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu42qLA-5fQ&list=RDGu42qLA-5fQ#t=0 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu42qLA-5fQ 

 

 Henri Matisse La Blouse Romaine. Romanian Blouse. Iie.

http://ceel.org.uk/culture/the-romanian-blouse-by-camelia-ciobanu/ 

 

Dacian Treasure from Lupu,  

 Phalera from the Dacian Silver Treasure found at Lupu, Romania... The treasure is dated between the 1st century BC - 1st century AD. As Romanian archaeologist I.H. Crisan remarked, the female dress depicted on the phalera is almost identical to those used by Romanian peasant woman in rural areas of Maramuresh.

http://www.pasthorizons.tv/tv/view/432/dacian-treasure-from-lupu/

Athena and Poseidon (identified by inscriptions). Side A from an Attic black-figure neck-amphora, ca. 550–530 BC. From Vulci. Athena  wearing 'fota (phota) and 'ilic' almost identical to those used by Romanian peasant woman in rural areas until 1950's. More on page: Thracian Garb Pottery.

 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Athena_Poseidon_Cdm_Paris_DeRidder222.jpg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQrQlybs3gk 

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRiiSsOXFQA

Prince Charles of Great Britain-Romania-Wild Carpathia

ROMANIA-DA!  ROMANIA TE IUBESC!

 
Grigore Lese videos
 

 Grigore Leșe (n. 20 februarie 1954, Stoiceni, Maramureș) este un rapsod al Țării Lăpușului, România și un cunoscut solist de muzică populară românească. A absolvit Academia de Muzica „Gheorghe Dima”, din Cluj-Napoca, Facultatea de Interpretare (Fagot), azi fiind doctor în Muzică și profesor asociat al Facultății de Litere, Universitatea București și al Universității de Muzică București. Repertoriul lui este constituit din melodii vechi, provenind din folclorul autentic al zonei și marcând evenimente importante din viața omului. Grigore Leșe cântă și la diverse instrumente muzicale.
 
Extras de pe albumul 'Grigore Lese si aromanii farseroti' 2011 
 
Vita verde, iadara - Colind Stravechi

Cantecul cu care a fost ingropat Constantin Noica 

 O, moarte, ce ti-as plati/Vita verde, iadara

La mine de n-ai vini…Vita verde, iadara

La mine de n-ai vini…Vita verde, iadara

O, omule, ce graiesti,/Vita verde, iadara

Cat ai vre tu sa traiesti? Vita verde, iadara

Cat ai vre tu sa traiesti? Vita verde, iadara

Copacu-i cu radacina,/Vita verde, iadara

Si-a lui vreme inca vina:Vita verde, iadara/

Si-a lui vreme inca vina:Vita verde, iadara

D-apoi tu, ca esti de lut,/Vita verde, iadara

Cum nu-i mere in pamant?/ Vita verde, iadara

     Cum nu-i mere in pamant?/ Vita verde, iadara

Da-s-ar domnii ce s-ar da/ Vita verde, iadara

Numa-n pamant n-ar intra./Vita verde, iadara

Numa-n pamant n-ar intra./Vita verde, iadara

Da-s-ar aor cu chila/Vita verde, iadara

Si arjant cu feldera,/Vita verde, iadara

Numa-n pamant n-ar intra.Vita verde, iadara

http://www.codrosu.ro/colinde-autentice-de-craciun-asteptand-craciunul-cu-grigore-lese/

Miorita

A Roumanian balad of self sacrifice and communion with nature

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HICicvNUbUo&feature=related

 
 

Doina si Ion Aldea Teodorovici

  1. Doina Aldea Teodorovici and Ion Aldea Teodorovici were musicians from the Republic of Moldova. They died in a staged road traffic accident in Coşereni. Today, there is a monument to them there, as well as another in Chişinău.

 Eminescu, versuri Grigore Vieru

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1v3IAOS6s

 Rasai

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEUZJ98NBns

Adevarul despre moartea lor 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PnnRPJ7184 

 DOINA SI ION ALDEA TEODOROVICI RIP

 

 

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