Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio, Vol 13, No 2 (2019)

Discourse and Discursivity in Romanian Premodern Literature. Control, Influence and Pressures

Carmen Alexandrache


Censorship is a type of control of the information, opinions and ideas. Often, it acts in an indirect way, influencing production of books, freedom of expression, altering or suppressing ideas. In this respect, it is associated with a dictatorial/authoritarian regime. But not only. For example, in the Romanian premodern centuries, the politic regime is an atypical one, as a consequence of political and religious realities. In this respect, it is expected that the control of literary communication could have some particular aspects.

The reasons of censorship were varied, one of them was the protection of people thinking and feeling to keeping them on ”the right way”. Another reason was the need of political and religious leaders to have the obedience of people, or to protect the basic social institutions. These aspects can be noticed in the premodern Romanian literature.


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