Inter-imperiality: A Political Economy Reading

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The concepts of “creolization” and “inter-imperiality” proposed in Anca Parvulescu and Manuela Boatcă’s Creolizing the Modern are superb interventions in the study of society in Europe’s semi-peripheries. These concepts usefully complicate conventional readings in orthodox, decolonial and postcolonial studies at both the conceptual and methodological level. From a historically-minded political economy approach, the book is an opportunity to ask further questions about the scope of inter-imperiality in early 20th century Transylvania, the paucity of analysis of the British-managed Gold Standard finance in shaping the political economy of late Habsburg Transylvania and the ambiguous foundations of ethnic and class relations in this part of Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Transylvania
  • Habsburg empire
  • Gold standard
  • Saxons
  • Hungarians
  • Romanians

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