TABOR - Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Romanian Orthodox Church
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The Past and Its Solutions Against Fear: The Romanian- Russian Relations in History and Actuality (IV): Temptation of the Revolution and Spiritual Interferences
The methodological options of the historian in the effort to reconstitute the past have favored the first preoccupations saved for collective memory by writing down its event dimension in which the political and military factors still takes priority despite the objections of the followers of historiographical genres of interference or of the contestants of the positivist paradigm stated two centuries ago. The evolution of the Romanian- Russian relations at the end of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the pre-modern era is no exception. The often unequal competition of the historian against the officials remains a constant to the present, in the context of the so-called external threats to European security or the relation between integration and identity in the context of concurrent readings of the past, inspired by the revival of national militancy in a region of political and confessional borders. A possible response to these challenges is the recovery of some aspects that were not frequently approached in historical writing in the last decades, precisely because of their instrumentalization in the era of dogmatic Marxism, The observer interested in social analysis has the opportunity of the contact with multiple valences of the individual and community experiences consumed in a space of contrasts and of norms relativism, able to inspire a reflection on the individual-society relationship or the various types of manifestation of freedom in relation to the requirements of the modern state.