The Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies


site search by freefind advanced

Welcome to the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies

Main Menu

Bun venit la ARSBN!

Call for papers
Statement of ethics
Submission guidelines
Peer-review process
Abstracting and indexing
Volume 1, Issue 1 (2009)
Volume 2, Issue 1 (2010)
Volume 2, Issue 2 (2010)
Volume 3, Issue 1 (2011)
Volume 3, Issue 2 (2011)
Volume 4, Issue 1 (2012)
Volume 4, Issue 2 (2012)
Volume 5, Issue 1 (2013)
Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013)
Volume 6, Issue 1 (2014)
Volume 6, Issue 2 (2014)
Volume 7, Issue 1 (2015)
Volume 7, Issue 2 (2015)
Table of contents
The Varangian guard and its contribution to the manifestation of the imperial power in Byzantium
Instances of kingship in Sverris saga
The entry of the boyars
Approaching the past: a tangled interplay of memory, political choices and historical science
My file
Between truth and memory images in Lithuanian historical documentaries in post-communist transformation period
Questions of transnational cinema: the Baltic case from culture to branding
World War II in Baltic and Nordic social media
Reading the facades. Architexture of Kaliningrad city
The Baltic Sea and the Black Sea: security challenges and vulnerabilities after the Cold War
Representations of suppressed indigenous cultural memories
Women in the Latvian War of Independence 1918 - 1920







Costel Coroban

“Valahia” University of Târgovi?te, E-mail:




This paper was presented at the Sixth international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania Historical memory, the politics of memory and cultural identity: Romania, Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea Region in comparison, hosted by the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies, Faculty of History and Political Sciences of Ovidius University of Constan?a and International Summer School of The University of Oslo, Norway, May 22-23, 2015. Supported by a grant from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway, The EEA Fund for Bilateral Relations, contract no. 910/20.03.2015.

This paper has been prepared with the financial support of the project “Quality European Doctorate - EURODOC”, Contract no. POSDRU/187/1.5/S/155450, project co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Sectoral Operational Programme “Human Resources Development” 2007-2013.




The methodology proposed in this article is that of historical research, which is understood as the formulation or identification of a research topic, followed by literature review and sources’ collection, assessment of the sources in an order that is logical and/or chronological, information and findings’ synthesis, and finally the narrative exposition of the research results and the finding of a general conclusion that draws on the finds of each segment of the research. Regarding the formula “instances of kingship” in the title, the concept of ideology plays an important role in the current research as one of the premises of the study is that power relations are embedded in it. The term ideology is to be taken in consideration in its political meaning, which is why I have chosen the formula “ideology of power”. The premise of the current thesis is that political behaviour is shaped by pre-existing ideology, which is not always logical yet it holds great meaning for the society under examination. The concept of political power includes a suite of levels of analysis: the discussion of the transformation of power (whether it is conferred, delegated, shared or limited), the way power is exerted (either through consent or coercion), what power relies on (coercion or influence) and possibly whether it flows from authority, legitimacy, or right. The source to be used in the purpose of discerning the characteristics of royalty in Norway is Sverris saga, which represents a unique source among the kings’ sagas, since it is entirely dedicated to the rule of one king.



În acest articol, metodologia propusă este cea a cercetării istorice, înțeleasă prin formularea unei întrebări de cercetare, urmată de analiza studiilor și surselor identificate într-o ordine logică sau cronologică, sintetizarea informațiilor și răspunsurilor descoperite și, în final, expunerea rezultatelor cercetării și formularea unei concluzii generale care să fie în acord cu ceea ce s-a formulat în fiecare segment al cercetării. În ceea ce privește sintagma „instanțe ale regalității” din titlu, conceptul de ideologie joacă un rol important în cercetarea de față deoarece se pornește de la faptul că relațiile de putere sunt intrinseci ideologiei. Termenul de ideologie trebuie înțeles în sensul său politic, de aceea alegând formula „ideologia puterii”. Una din premisele tezei este faptul că politica și comportamentul politic se bazează pe o ideologie pre-existentă, care nu se întemeiază întotdeauna pe rațiune însă are o mare importanță pentru societatea în cauză. Conceptul de putere politică include un număr mare de nivele de analiză: analiza transformărilor suferite de putere (atunci când este conferită, delegată, împărțită sau limitată), felul în care este exercitată (prin constrângere sau consimțământ) și dacă aceasta decurge din autoritate, legitimitate sau din lege. Sursa ce a fost inclusă în analiză este Sverris saga, un izvor unic datorită faptului că este prima saga dedicată în întregime domniei unui singur rege.


Keywords: Sverris saga, Sverrir Sigur?arson, kings’ sagas, ideology, power, kingship

05. Coroban.pdf

News / Actualitati

Call for papers

Seventh annual international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania. Good governance in Romania and the Nordic and Baltic countries

Nicolae Iorga Institute of History of the Romanian Academy, Romania
November 24-25, 2016

Read more

Vol. 7, issue 2 of The Romanian Journal of Baltic and Nordic Studies has been published online. Please, access it free of charge here


Starting: in groups: from 1st to 13th of August. Individually courses are held all summer.
Duration of the course: The Course runs for 4-6 academic hours per day, with Language practice for 44 hours and Lithuanian history, literature and ethnology for 6 hours.
Languages of instruction: English, Russian, French, Italian, Lithuanian.
Place: in the center of Vilnius – Gediminas ave. 26.
Certification: students will receive a Lithuanian language Summer Course Certificate.
Separate groups for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are planned.
During the courses various cultural program are planned: excursions in Lithuania, degustation of traditional Lithuanian dishes, ethno cultural events, visiting some museums, creative workshops with famous Lithuanian artists.
More information:…/lithuani…/intensyvus-vasaros-kursai-1/
Time: 1-12 of August, in groups. All summer indivual courses takes place.
Starting: in group on August 1-12. Individual courses are held all summer.
Duration: 20 acad. hours (10 days, 2 acad. hours per day).
Explaining languages: English, Russian, Lithuanian.
Place: Gediminas ave. 26, Vilnius.
Certificate: at the end of the course every participant will get the LINGUA LITUANICA certificate.
Classes take place in small groups.
On Saturdays it is possible to go to excursions with parents.
More information:…/lithuanian-language…/kursai-vaikams-1/
Registration to the courses: you can register to the courses by the internet, email: or directly coming to the institute Gediminas ave. 26, Vilnius.

7 octombrie 2015

A aparut Norsk-Rumensk ordbok. Dictionar norvegian-roman, vol. 1, autori Arno Halvorsen si Crina Leon. Acesta poate fi consultat la biblioteca online a Asociatiei Romane pentru Studii Baltice si Nordice.

Dictionar norvegian roman vol 1