Rumanians and Rumania in the Bulgarian Literature 1878-1989

Blagovest Njagylov.

The author traces the image of the Rumanians and Rumania in the modern Bulgarian literature. The sources such as travel notes, memoirs, school textbooks, histories, etc. inform us not only for the direct impressions, but also about the stereotypes and the undirect notions of the Bulgarians. The differences between the societies and the contradictions between two neighbor states are a precondition for the emerging of negative stereotypes.

One of the main features in the image of the Rumanians is their ostentation. The study treats the dynamics of the process during the examined period, which begins with the establishing of the modern Bulgarian State and end with the collapse of the communist regime.