Romanian Diplomatic Documents

The “Romanian Diplomatic Documents” collection was initiated once with the creation of the Romania Diplomatic Institute, at September 17, 2005. The edit and publication of the Romanian diplomatic documents belongs exclusively to the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, alongside the provision of expertise and professional training courses in international relations and diplomacy.  Until now – from the beginning of the editing process in the summer of 2006 – the Romanian Diplomatic Institute has published 5 volumes belonging to the first, second and third series of the collection.

The staff editing the “Romanian Diplomatic Documents, formed by historians selected from the academic environment, operates within the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, a public institution with legal personality, functioning under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Documentation activity is conducted both in the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the National Archives of Romania and the Romanian Academy Library (Department of manuscripts).

The Romanian Diplomatic Documents Collection is divided in chronological series.

  • “The Diplomacy of the Old Kingdom”, 1859-1918;
  • The second series is dedicated to the period between the two World Wars, from November 1, 1918 until December 31, 1947.
  • The third series is dedicated to the postwar period and starts with the year 1948. The upper limit is given by the law on access to classified information (30 years from issuance).
Founding year: 
2007

Editions

Romanian Diplomatic Documents

Chronological scope: 

First Series
“The Diplomacy of the Old Kingdom”, 1859-1918. It begins with the Union of the Romanian Principalities, Moldova and Walachia, in 1859, and it ends with the First World War, October 31, 1918.

Second Series
This series is devoted to the period between the two World Wars, from November 1, 1918 until December 31, 1947.

Third Series
It is dedicated to the postwar period and starts with the year 1948. The upper limit is given by the law on access to classified information (30 years from issuance).

Status: 
ongoing
Edited volumes: 

First Series
1) Documente Diplomatice Române, seria I, volumul 11, anul 1883/Romanian Diplomatic Documents, series I, volume 11, 1883, (eds.) Alin Ciupală, Rudolf Dinu, Antal Lukacs, Introduction by Rudolf Dinu, Academiei Publishing House, Bucureşti, 2006, CXLVII+595 pp. of the collection;
2) Documente diplomatice române, seria I, volumul 12, 1884-1885/Romanian Diplomatic Documents, series I, volume 12, 1884-1885, (eds.) Rudolf Dinu, Alin Ciupală, Antal Lukacs, associate editors Anca-Graţiela Moga, Nicolae Nicolaescu, Introduction by Rudolf Dinu, Conphys Publishing House, Râmnicu Vâlcea, 2010);

Second Series
1) Documente Diplomatice Române, seria a II-a, volumul 18, partea I, 1 ianuarie - 30 iunie 1936/Romanian Diplomatic Documents, second series, volume 18, part I, January 1 - June 30, 1936, (eds.) realizat de Laurenţiu Constantiniu, Alin-Victor Matei, Academiei Publishing House, Bucureşti, 2008, CXXXIV+1002 pp.;
2) Documente Diplomatice Române, seria a II-a, volumul 18, partea II, 1 iulie - 31 decembrie 1936//Romanian Diplomatic Documents, second series, volume 18, part I, July 1 - December 31, 1936, (eds.) Laurenţiu Constantiniu, Alin-Victor Matei, Andreşi Şiperco, Conphys Publishing House, Râmnicu Vâlcea, 2010, CXII+919 pp.

Third Series
1) Documente Diplomatice Române, seria a III-a, România şi Tratatul de la Varşovia. Conferinţele miniştrilor afacerilor externe şi ale adjuncţilor lor (1966-1991)/Romanian Diplomatic Documents, third series, Romania and the Warsaw Pact. Conferences of Foreign Ministers and their deputies (1966-1991), (ed.) Mioara Anton, Introduction de Mioara Anton, Alpha MDN Publishing House, Buzău, 2009, CLXXXII+1275 pp. This volume is a thematic one, which is part of the third series.

Volumes in preparation: 

First Series
Currently, the editors are working on the 13th volume of the second series of the collection, which covers the year 1886.

Second Series
Currently, the editors are working on the 19th volume of the second series of the collection, which covers the year 1937.

Third Series
Currently, the editors are working on the first volume of the third series of the collection, which covers the year 1968.
 

Last update: 2013-05-01