Name: Ileana Mihăilă
Affiliation: University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of French Language and Literature
Citation Recommendation: Mihăilă, Ileana. “Les débuts et lʼâge dʼor de la francophonie chez les Roumains: la littérature française chez les Roumains”. Synthesis, no. XL, 2013, pp. 43-50
Title: LES DÉBUTS ET LʼÂGE DʼOR DE LA FRANCOPHONIE CHEZ LES ROUMAINS: LA LITTÉRATURE FRANÇAISE CHEZ LES ROUMAINS
This article is describing the complex process by which French language and culture penetrated Romanian society from the eighteenth century on. The introduction of French as a compulsory foreign language in Romanian education increased the number of francophone Romanians in the nineteenth century. Romanians became not merely francophones but also enthusiastic consumers of French literature and finally even producers of francophone literature.
Keywords: Cultural transfer, French culture, Romanian culture, Enlightenment, Voltaire