Feudalism in Modern Eastern Europe

Balkanistic Forum 2018 (1): 11-15

Posted: 30 Jan 2018

Date Written: January 22, 2018

Abstract

Foreign occupation in Eastern Europe during and after 1939 has entailed widespread administrative reorganizations and replacement of previously-established national elites by arbitrary leadership exercising abusive force and dictatorship, at odds with self-asserted “popular power” and “people’s democracy”. One may argue that the mechanisms whereby these societies functioned de facto are in fact very close to feudal systems. Recognition of this state of things may simplify our approach to the “communist” era and perhaps aid in understanding the relevance of labels in today’s political movements.

Keywords: communism, Eastern-Europe, feudalism

Suggested Citation

Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Radu, Feudalism in Modern Eastern Europe (January 22, 2018). Balkanistic Forum 2018 (1): 11-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3106621

Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu (Contact Author)

Babes-Bolyai University ( email )

1 Kogalniceanu str, Cluj-Napoca
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj 435500
Romania
+40264405300 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ubbcluj.ro

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