Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus

Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus BOOK REVIEWS/COMPTES RENDUS André Du Nay. The Early History of the Rumanian Language (Edward Sapir Monograph Series in Language, Culture and Cognition 3). Lake Bluffs, Ill.: Jupiter Press, 1977. 277 pp. $7.00. A subject of long standing controversy in the area of Romanian studies revolves around what has been called the "theory of continuity"-the view that the modem language and culture of the Romanian people developed in Dacia Traiana (parts of modern Transyl- vania and Oltenia) among Romanized Dacians after the abandonment of Dacia by the Roman administration under Emperor Aurelian in the third century A.D. The principal alternative view, which we may for the present purpose call the "theory of discontinuity," sees the abandonment of Dacia Traiana by the Romans as being essentially total with the Roman colonists and Romanized Dacians moving south of the Danube. Under this theory, the Romanian language and culture are viewed as developing among these south-Danubian Romanized populations. Only much later are these people seen as moving back across the Danube into the old province of Dacia Traiana and into the territory of the present Socialist Republic of Romania. Up until the middle nineteenth century it was the "theory of discontinuity" which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southeastern Europe Brill

Book Reviews/Comptes Rendus

Southeastern Europe , Volume 7 (1): 114 – Jan 1, 1980

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Brill
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© 1980 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0094-4467
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1876-3332
D.O.I.
10.1163/187633380X00100
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BOOK REVIEWS/COMPTES RENDUS André Du Nay. The Early History of the Rumanian Language (Edward Sapir Monograph Series in Language, Culture and Cognition 3). Lake Bluffs, Ill.: Jupiter Press, 1977. 277 pp. $7.00. A subject of long standing controversy in the area of Romanian studies revolves around what has been called the "theory of continuity"-the view that the modem language and culture of the Romanian people developed in Dacia Traiana (parts of modern Transyl- vania and Oltenia) among Romanized Dacians after the abandonment of Dacia by the Roman administration under Emperor Aurelian in the third century A.D. The principal alternative view, which we may for the present purpose call the "theory of discontinuity," sees the abandonment of Dacia Traiana by the Romans as being essentially total with the Roman colonists and Romanized Dacians moving south of the Danube. Under this theory, the Romanian language and culture are viewed as developing among these south-Danubian Romanized populations. Only much later are these people seen as moving back across the Danube into the old province of Dacia Traiana and into the territory of the present Socialist Republic of Romania. Up until the middle nineteenth century it was the "theory of discontinuity" which

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