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The Latvians A Short History, Plakans, Andrejs

Author Name    Plakans, Andrejs

Title   The Latvians A Short History

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good +

Publisher   Stanford Hoover Institution Press 1995

Seller ID   003172

257pp. A very good. clean, tight, unmarked copy but for some very mild spots on front cover "--- well written and very informative. There are notes and a 19 page bibliography. This book is part of historiography on Latvia and the Latvians. Most historical writings can be divided as: the interwar period; post WW2 emigre writings; post WW2 Latvian SSR writings; and post 1991 writings. The book attempts to cover the proto-Balt period to contemporary Latvia. One of the questions the book poses is at what juncture did the Lett tribes/clans consider themselves to be Latvians or "tauta." Unfortunately, unlike our fellow Balts, the Lithuanians, Latvians or Letts took longer to form that identity. This book belongs in every library. I consider this a must read for those who wonder why their relatives left Courland or Livonia after 1905--discussed in Chapter 6. The book is organized thus: 1 The Population of the Eastern Baltic Littoral; 2 Invasion, Conquest, the Creation of Livonia; 3 Politics, Economics, and Religion in the Sixteenth Century; 4 The Trifurcated Littoral in the Seventeenth Century; 5 The Baltic Littoral in the Russian Empire; 6 A Century of Reforms; 7 The Latvian Nation Acquires a State; 8 The Loss of Independence; 9 The Reemergence of an Independent Latvia; 10 Continuities and Discontinuities." (John G. Cakars)

Latvia History

Price = 16.00 USD

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