3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD, “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities of the Romanian Academy, Craiova;
In the present study we are trying to find, starting from the analysis of edited monographs, the historiographic stage due to which it can be identified the evolution and the development of the cities from the south-west of Romania, starting with the Middle Age and until contemporaneity. Although relatively late, from the second half of the 19th century, the research on addressing the history of the cities from our country, gained consistence and pertinence along the time, reaching to the present situation, where there are monographs for all the cities from Oltenia, which make a radiography of the urban life from Antiquity, and where possible, until nowadays. Even if we benefit from such a historiographic heritage, nevertheless, we consider the research of the urban life from the mentioned area to have plenty uncovered secrets.
historiography, urbanism, city, Oltenia, research.