HISTORY OF RESEARCH ON THE LAND OF FĂGĂRAŞ
PAULA OLIVIA CIMPOIEŞ1
1Babeş‐Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 400006, Cluj‐Napoca, Romania, e‐mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT. – History of Research on the Land of Făgăraș. The aim of this study is to analyze the scholarly papers and the cartographic documents which mention the Land of Făgăraş as a geographic region. This study is based on detailed consultation of the specialized literature. It reviews the last two centuries of research on the Land of Făgăraş. The importance of our research consists in unveiling the main sources which consider the regional space as a whole and which refer to it as a space that generates identity in different modes. In the last 20 years in Europe we witness a rise in the significance of the cultural region, especially the “land” type entities. They frequently appeared in the countries that share a Latin past. French specialists in territorial planning have adopted a law that confers them the title of project regions because they provide characteristics such as social and economic cohesion leading to sustainable development. Investigating these spaces as well as investigating their former approaches can prove to be very successful for the future purpose of focusing on their competitive advantages in the process of regional planning.
Key words: research, cartographic documents, regional identity, Land of Făgăraş, history.