Bachelor, Faculty of Law, Bucharest, 1949. Bachelor, Faculty of Modern Philology, Bucharest, 1949. Bachelor, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Bucharest, 1956.
Doctorate, University Bucharest, 1970.
Library, Library. of the Academy, Bucharest, 1951-1963; researcher, Institute for South East European Studies, Bucharest, since 1963; editor, Revue des etudes sud-est europeenes, Bucharest, since 1972; director, Institute for Southeast European Studies, Bucharest, 1990-1997; professor, U. Bucharest, since 1990; editor, Sud-Estul si Contextul European, Bucharest, since 1994. Associate professor Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1990, College de France, Paris, 1995.
Member Union of Writers/Bucharest.
Son of Nicolae Constantin and Elisabeta Nicolae (Negoescu) D. M. Angela Dascalescu, (wid. 1986); children: Alina-Andreea, Ioan-Serban.