A Brief History of Anarchism in Romania (Vlad Brătuleanu)

October 26, 2018 / #Brochures

During a 1923 series of lectures on political parties and doctrines at the Romanian Social Institute, the speaker who took the floor on the subject of anarchism concluded: “We do not have a proper militant or theoretical anarchist movement.” Was this really the case? Vlad Brătuleanu is probably the first to use archival documents and the libertarian-socialist press of the day as reference points, in order to sketch a history of Anarchism in Romania. His investigation begins with the second half of the nineteenth century (Zamfir Arbore, Ioan Nădejde), continuing with the period of Romanian history known as the Old Kingdom and the Unification of Greater Romania in 1918 (a period when anarchist thinkers and activists including Panait Mușoiu, Panait Zosîn, Neagu Negulescu, and others were active), up until the end of the interwar period. A Brief History of Anarchism in Romania is an interesting enquiry into the lives and activities of people, communities, and newspapers, of fascinating yet nearly forgotten groups and social or artistic experiments.

Original publication date: 2012
Brochure publication date: 27 June 2018
Title: A Brief History of Anarchism in Romania
Author: Vlad Brătuleanu
Description: Despite all disparities, Romanian anarchism followed the same basic doctrinary stages as in most of Europe: collectivist and communist anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, and anarcho-individualism. If one takes into account the small number of adherents to anarchism, it might sometimes seem like an exaggeration to talk about a proper movement. The term, however, should not be used to evaluate the end results, but rather to describe the various tendencies and objectives of those involved.
Format: A5
Pages: 19(+1 white page)
Colour: black and white
NOTE: The cover is in a separate file so that it can be printed on coloured paper (recommended).
Translations: This brochure is also available in Romanian.