ARMENIANS IN THE HISTORY OF BUCHAREST, AS REFLECTED IN THE CITY'S TOPONYMIC HERITAGE

  • Vasile, I. Airinei
Abstract:
This work aims to evoke the history of the Armenians in Romania's present-day territory, from ancient to modern times. This presence and its cultural, social and political significance has been underlined by Bucharest mayors by the institution of street names. There are street names reminding of the Medieval period like for instance Manuc Bey, the Armenian name of Emanuel Marzayan, 1769–1817, a famous Armenian merchant, diplomat and inn-keeper. The modern, post-1848 period is marked by important figures of Armenian origin in the fields of culture and science: G. Asachi (writer), Spiru Haret, mathematician, astronomer and politician who build the modern Romanian education system, Virgil Madgearu economist, sociologist, and left-wing politician, Krikor Zambaccian, businessman and art collector, Th. Aman, painter, engraver and art professor of Armenian ancestry. These testimonies have left a mark on the toponymic heritage of Bucharest through street names instituted by civil servants in order to preserve the city's historical memory. Romanian-Armenian cohabitation has, through the ages, shaped the spiritual profile of the Romanian people, revealing a page of harmonious history shared by different ethnic groups.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Armenians; Bucharest; toponymy; street names; history.
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session
Book number:
3.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
3-8
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
06-09 April, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-52-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session, 06-09 April, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/HB31/S02.001
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