Eleni G. Gavra, Eleni Matraki: The Greek Presence in Transylvania through the Historical Monuments


The Greek presence in the territory of Romania in the field of architecture varies by period. However, an important monumental reserve is connected with the commercial and business activities of the Greek people during the last centuries. This reserve has been located and studied in the past and only recently it has been subject of scientific research and recorded under a bilateral (Greece-Romania) inter-scientific research collaboration. In Romania today the protection, management and enhancement of the natural and cultural environment is of paramount importance not only as a value but also as a critical tool towards the sustainable development of the country. On the other hand Romania, in the latter years, represents a major tourist destination due to its rich and varied cultural heritage. The present article deals with the influence of the Greek merchants in the region of Transylvania during the 18th and 19th as it results through the monumental reserve and especially through buildings with a religious character recorded and characterized as Historical Monuments
MENON: Journal Of Educational Research, http://www.kosmit.uowm.gr/site/journal (ISSN: 1792-8494)
Full article: ISSUE 2a, 2013 (p. 135-145)