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Ștefan cel Mare and Nationalism: The Prince as an Ethnosymbol | p. 137–149

ethnosymbol, Muşat culture, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Ştefan cel Mare


Ethnosymbolism is outlined as a cultural approach to nationalism and serves as the conceptual framework for a study of the prominence of Ştefan cel Mare as a symbol of national identity in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Case studies using modern statues and physical evidence from the late medieval and early modern periods serve to illustrate the mechanism by which Ştefan cel Mare and the culture that he propagated have retained their significance over time.