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The term Daco-Roman describes the Romanized culture of Dacia under the rule of the Roman Empire.


The Daco-Roman mixing theory, as an origin for the Romanian people, was formulated by the earliest Romanian scholars, beginning with Dosoftei from Moldavia, in the 17th century,[1] followed in the early 1700s in Transylvania, through the Romanian Uniate clergy[2] and in Wallachia, by the historian Constantin Cantacuzino in his Istoria Țării Rumânești dintru început (History of Wallachia from the beginning), and continued to amplify during the 19th and 20th centuries.[3]

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  1. ^ Jonathan Eagles (25 October 2013). Stephen the Great and Balkan Nationalism: Moldova and Eastern European History. I.B.Tauris. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-0-85772-314-7.
  2. ^ Mark Biondich (17 February 2011). The Balkans: Revolution, War, and Political Violence Since 1878. Oxford University Press. pp. 32–. ISBN 978-0-19-929905-8.
  3. ^ Lucian Boia (2001). History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness. Central European University Press. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-963-9116-97-9.
  4. ^ Watson, Alaric (1999). Aurelian and the Third Century. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-07248-4.