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The Latvians : a short history

Author: Andrejs Plakans
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1995.
Series: Studies of nationalities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first English-language volume that brings the history of Latvia to the threshold of the twenty-first century. Until the reestablishment of Latvian independence in 1991, Soviet dominance served for nearly fifty years to hinder publication of any complete and objective historical record of the region. Andrejs Plakans now places the evolution and formation of the Latvian nation in a balanced, historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plakans, Andrejs.
Latvians.
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1995
(OCoLC)603894071
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrejs Plakans
ISBN: 0817993010 9780817993016 0817993029 9780817993023
OCLC Number: 31901528
Description: xx, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The populations of the Eastern Baltic Littoral --
Invasion, conquest, and the creation of Livonia --
Politics, economics, and religion in the Sixteenth Century --
The Trifurcated Littoral in the Seventeenth Century --
The Baltic Littoral in the Russian Empire --
A century of reforms --
The Latvian nation acquires a state --
The loss of independence --
The reemergence of an independent Latvia --
Continuities and discontinuities.
Series Title: Studies of nationalities.
Responsibility: Andrejs Plakans.

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Brings the history of Latvia to the threshold of the twenty-first century. Plakans places the evolution and formation of the Latvian nation in a balanced, historical framework that stretches from the  Read more...

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