The problem of modernisation in historiography
Autor: Marcel Morar
The most powerful political event from the second half of the 20th century in Europe was the idea of national states foundation. This tendency was associated with the development and modernising of all the components of the national state’s life; the foundation of the national state being an indispensable premises for modernising.
Even if there are disputes on the concept of modernising, it is unquestionable that its main purpose invites to the analysis of a complex social, economical, cultural and political process, determining these changes, as to create a certain type of society and a specific behaviour in all the sectors of the social life.
By this suggested topic, we attempted to analyse the way the modernising process of the Transylvanian Romanian society, but not only, temporary integrated between the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, is reflected in historiography.
The present work outlined some of the main directions the historical research approached, as concerns the modernising phenomenon. Meanwhile, it comes out the existence of an impressive number of studies, articles, an extensive historical, cultural, sociological, etc. literature devoted to the modernising concept.