Approaching societies' transformation and its influence on the modernization of the Central and Eastern Europe economies, between the pre-modern period and the 20th century, is an useful tool to understand contemporary trends in the region. Particulary since the debates on economic and social reconstruction find their counterpart in modern state construction projects. The history of this region, described as a space of ethnic, religious and cultural diversity,is illustrated through the dimension of territory, population and consumption.
Daniel Dumitran is Associate Professor for Modern History at the University of Alba Iulia, Romania.
Valer Moga is Associate Professor for Contemporary History at the University of Alba Iulia, Romania.