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Latvia : a short history

Author: Mara Kalnins
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, New York, NY : Distributed in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by Oxford University Press, 2015. 2015.
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"The history of the Latvian people begins some four and a half millennia ago with the arrival of the proto-Baltic Indo-Europeans to northern Europe. One branch of these migrants coalesced into a community which evolved a distinctive and remarkably robust culture and language, and which eventually developed into a loose federation of tribal kingdoms that stretched from the shores of the Baltic sea to the upper Dniepr  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mara Kalnins
ISBN: 9781849044622 1849044627
OCLC Number: 910217643
Description: xxviii, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Origins --
A conquered people --
The politics of survival --
Under Russian rule --
The shaping of a nation-state --
World War II and its aftermath --
Latvia, SSR --
In a free state --
Postscript: a personal note.
Responsibility: Mara Kalnins.

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'Dr Kalnins shows, as only a scholar with her knowledge and of her repute can, the diversity and richness of Latvian history over several millenia. She is as thorough covering the craftmanship of the Read more...

 
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