From Recognition to Restoration: Latvia's History as a Nation-State

Smith, D.J. , Galbreath, D.J. and Swain, G. (Eds.) (2010) From Recognition to Restoration: Latvia's History as a Nation-State. Series: On the boundary of two worlds. Rodopi: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789042030985

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Taking its cue from the 90th anniversary commemorations of November 2008, this work explores the relationship between state and nationhood during the three phases to date in Latvia’s existence as a territorial entity: the sovereign statehood of 1918-1940; the Soviet and Nazi occupations of 1940-1944 and the ensuing half-century within the USSR; and the post-1991 period, which has seen the restoration of independence on the basis of legal continuity from the inter-war period and - latterly - accession to the European Union. The aim in relation to all three eras is to go beyond the often essentialising contours of Cold War and post-Cold War debates and reveal the underlying complexities and ambiguities of political and social development.

Item Type:Edited Books
Keywords:History - Latvia, politics - Latvia, post-independence
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Swain, Professor Geoffrey and Smith, Professor David
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
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