www.vlachs.ro is a project of the Department of Romanian and South Eastern European History, Faculty of History, The University of Bucharest
The Bibliography on the Vlachs is an open project that
is constantly updated, aimed at offering all those interested a useful research
It includes all scientific contributions, regardless of
the field of study, the period covered, or their intrinsic merits. Consequently,
the reference list comprises historical, linguistic, and ethnological studies,
as well as editions of published sources, descriptions and voyage accounts, and
even political statements. As www.vlachs.ro
does not intend to pursue any kind of value judgment, but solely to signal the
ample existing literature to the academic community, it is left at the
discretion of each user to assess the particular significance of the cited
The first stage of this project consists in providing
the standard bibliographic details for every work: the author’s name, title,
publisher or journal it appeared in, place and date of publication, page
Gradually, these will be complemented by a short
description for as many titles as possible, without any pretense of
exhaustiveness. Rather then being formal book reviews, their purpose is to
introduce the potential scholar to the work’s content, in order to facilitate
the research path.
Wherever this was possible, we have added a link to the
database or web page where the online version of the referenced work can be read
and/or downloaded. www.vlachs.ro
specifically and resolutely excludes any guarantee or liability for the content
of or changes to such links, and dissociates itself from any illegal contents on
such web pages. All resources hosted outside www.vlachs.ro
domain are governed by copyright policies dictated by their respective owners.
Access to and the use of the external websites and any information gained
therefrom is the sole responsibility of the user.
The bibliography is alphabetically ordered by author’s
name or, in the case of collective volumes, by the name of the editor or by that
of the first author mentioned on the title page. If no indication of the author
exists, the work was registered by the first content word of the title itself.
the contributions to Vlachs’ bibliography come from so many different
languages, which use particular signs to represent specific sounds or even
different alphabets altogether (Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croat, Czech,
French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian,
Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian) the following rules have been
followed in compiling the entries:
All titles written in Cyrillic or Greek have been transliterated into Latin
alphabet. Despite our efforts to be consistent, errors of transliteration might
still be present in some cases; we would appreciate any feedback that would
enable us to mend them.
The pages of this bibliography are distributed according to the 26 letters of
the standard Latin alphabet, with neighbouring letters I, J and U, V, W joined
together for ease of consultation. In the case of special characters present
only in a group of languages, the names starting with one of these have been
registered under the Latin letters from which they are derived: Č and
Ć under C, Đ under D, Š and Ş under S, Ţ under T, Ž under
Z etc. For instance, Đurđev can be found under heading D by clicking
the respective button.
Alternatively, the search function allows searching by
the author’s name or by any keyword present in the title.
to scan and make available for download for private, noncommercial, and
scholarly use only as many of the titles as possible, conditioned by obtaining
the copyright, where applicable.
If you would like for your works to be available online
and agree for us to legally upload them on our web pages, please email us any
such contribution (preferably in PDF format) together with your written consent.
Whenever technical difficulties might prevent you from sending an electronic
version of your work, please substitute it with a photocopy of the original
material and we’ll arrange for it to be scanned and processed.
We also look forward for any contribution that might
enhance the present bibliography on the Vlachs: new titles, amendments to the
already existing ones, abstracts of the referenced works, links to online
content etc. We are opened for any suggestion that would help improve the
quality of this project.
You are wholeheartedly invited to join in and become a
member of the www.vlachs.ro team!
Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
questions or comments about this web site.