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Latvia
Heather Docalavich
1422200531
December 2005
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The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944 : The Missing Center
Andrew Ezergailis
9984905438
March 1, 1996
Hardcover
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Choice. January 1997.
Ezergailis's history of the Latvian Holocaust is definitive study and a major contribution. G.M. Kren.

About the Author
Professor of History, Ithaca College. Author of some 400 publications and six books.


Imagining the Nation
Daina Stukuls Eglitis
0271022035
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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CHOICE, June 2003
"[Eglitis’s] book is an insightful study of the rhetoric and symbolism at the center of the transition process . "

About the Author
Daina Stukuls Eglitis is Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Washington University.


Latvia in Transition
Juris Dreifelds
052155537X
February 1996
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'Dreifelds provides non-Latvian readers with otherwise inaccessible details of the reform process.' Suzanne L. Mullin, Europe Asia Studies

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"...Latvia is a success story, and Dreifelds describes well the deep, popular attachment to independence, the reawakening of civil society, now thick with a rich variety of organizations, and the rapid growth of new commercial enterprises." Foreign Affairs

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The Baltic Revolution : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence, Revised and Updated
Anatol Lieven
0300060785
September 10, 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
In this timely book, Anatol Lieven presents an intimate and engaging portrait of the history and culture of the Baltic states from their ancient origins to their contemporary status. He explores the culture and personality of the Baltic peoples, their religious and racial differences, their relations with Russia and with the West. Drawing on a wide range of sources including interviews, newspaper accounts, and his own observations, he describes and analyzes the rise of national movements in each of the three countries after Glastnost and the possibilities for democracy and Europeanization or for ethnic conflict and nationalist dictatorship.


Imagining the Nation
Daina Stukuls Eglitis
0271023937
Feb 2005
Paperback
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CHOICE, June 2003
"[Eglitis’s] book is an insightful study of the rhetoric and symbolism at the center of the transition process . " --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Daina Stukuls Eglitis is Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Washington University. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Postcommunist States and Nations)
DAVID J. SMITH, et al
0415285801
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Since the end of the Cold War there has been an increased interest in The Baltics. This volume brings together three countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, to provide a comprehensive and analytical guide integrating history, political science, economic development and contemporary events into one account. Since gaining their independence each country has developed at its own pace with its own agenda and facing its own obstacles.


Historical Dictionary of Latvia
Andrejs Plakans
0810832925
April 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Historical Dictionary of Latvia takes a detailed look at the recent political and economic situation of Latvia as well as its long and sometimes complicated history. There are also entries on the artists, writers, scientists, and other personalities who made their contribution to the culture of the state.

About the Author
Born in Riga, Latvia in 1940, Andrejs Plakans is Professor of History at Iowa State University. He has taught at several notable universities, including Boston College, the University of California-Riverside, University of Pittsburgh and the University of Latvia in Riga. A past president of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, he has served on committees of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the American...


A History of Latvia
Alfred Bilmanis
0837114462
Aug 1970
Hardcover
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Review
“A marvel of condensation. The tone is calm, restrained, and the patriotism of the author is overlaid by the statesman's feeling that he must be internationally minded.”–American Historical Review


Peeling Potatoes, Painting Pictures: Women Artists in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia, and Latvia. The First Decade
Renee Baigell, Matthew Baigell
0813529468
July 30, 2001
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
How do women artists in Russia, Estonia, and Latvia view themselves in the post-Soviet era? What is their relationship to feminism and how has that relationship changed following the fall of the Soviet regime? The artists interviewed-some born as early as the 1920s, others as recently as the 1970s-discuss their private lives and situations, as well as specific works of art. They reveal a wide range of attitudes and a complex relationship with a feminist movement often regarded as an alien import from the West. Gender issues in art school, the demands and strains of career and family life, and questions regarding a female approach to imagery are among the topics raised, as are these artists' hopes and dreams for the future. This book also includes a brief chronology of pertinent events in the art world during the...


Latvia's Transition to a Market Economy: Political Determinants of Economic Reform Policy
Marja Nissinen
031221989X
February 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The postcommunist transitions to a market economy raised doubts about the political sustainability of an economic reform under democracy. At the same time, they turned the attention to the centrality of political factors in policy-making. Latvia has succeeded in proceeding into the consolidation phase of its market reforms while remaining committed to both political pluralism and macroeconomic austerity. Even if politics were not treated as a mere constraint, the basic question does not change: how are the government's adjustment choices in the political process?


The Latvians: A Short History (Studies of Nationalities)
Andrejs Plakans
0817993029
August 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
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, Stoviet dominance served for nearly fifty years to hinder publication of any complete and objective historical record of the region. Plakans now places the evolution and formation of the Latvian nation in a balanced, historical framework that stretches from the early medieval period to the present. Particular emphasis is given to the period between the Latvian "national awakening" of 1816—1819 and the emergence of an independent Latvia in 1918. From this point forward, the book extensively chronicles an evolving Latvian state structure, provides an appendix that summarizes all changes and important officeholders, and explains the...


Doing Business with Latvia (Global Market Briefing Series)
Marat Terterov (Editor)
0749438428
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
* An invaluable guide to business practice and trading opportunities in Latvia.

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Originally published in the pre-EU-accession period, this E-Book edition of Doing Business with Latvia has been updated to take account of the post-accession changes to the legal and fiscal environment. It remains a definitive appraisal of the economic system and investment climate, including an examination of the legal structure and business regulation, information on the financial sector and unique best practice on all aspects of trading with and investing in Latvia. Latvia is considered one of the most successful transitional economies in the former Soviet Union. The guide also provides an overview of key sectors of trade and investment. CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Coface,...


Ethnopolitics and the Transition to Democracy: The Collapse of the U. S. S. R. and Latvia
Rasma Karklins
0943875617
January 1960
Paperback
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Review
"This is an outstanding ethnographic case study that should stimulate broad interest among ethnosociologists, scholars of ethnicity and regime change, and students of social movements. It readily can be used as a text [for] advanced undergraduates and graduate students." -- Steve Breyman, Perspectives on Political Science
"The new Klarkins work adds new dimensions to democratization theory and the literature of ethnopolitics as a whole. Defining ethnicity as a potentially very positive force, and even as a catalyst, to building democracy; presenting regime-type, national and ethnic identities as interrelated in the democratization process; and establishing that coercion must be a part of any analysis of democratization in the NIS are but three of her most worthy contributions to the fields." -- Natalie Melnyczuk,...


Foreign Legions of the Third Reich: Poland, the Ukraine, Bulgaria, Rumania, Free India, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Russia (Foreign Legions of the Third Reich)
David Littlejohn
091213836X
August 1987
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Investment Guide for Latvia
OECD Staff
9264160590
June 1998
Paperback
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Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights, Vol. 2: The Stone Castles of Latvia and Estonia, 1185-1560 (Fortress 19)
Stephen Turnbull, Peter Dennis (Illustrator)
1841767123
May 25, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The original forced conversion of pagan Livonia, what is now the Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, was carried out by a military order known as the Brethren of the Sword. In 1236 this order was incorporated into the Teutonic Knights following a catastrophic military defeat. The knights had always consolidated their conquests through networks of castles and fortified places, and the Livonian Chapter of the Teutonic Order built castles of stone. This title covers the developmental and operational history of these fortresses over the length of the Middle Ages. It details how the Baltic fortifications of the Teutonic Knights evolved to reflect the changing nature of siege warfare and the increasing dominance of gunpowder in warfare.


The Northern Wars : War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558 - 1721 (Modern Wars in Perspective)
Robert I. Frost
0582064295
July 28, 2000
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Book Description
Robert I. Frost has written an examination of a period of critical importance for the history of eastern and northern Europe. The Northern Wars provides an accessible analysis of the neglected but highly important series of wars fought between 1558 and 1721 for control of the Baltic and for hegemony in northeastern Europe. Based extensively on primary and secondary material in several languages, the author provides a great deal of information unfamiliar to readers in the English language. Comparative in nature The Northern Wars examines the impact of the war on the very different social and political systems of Sweden, Denmark, Poland-Lithuania and Russia and explains why Russia emerged victorious from the wars. Robert I. Frost argues that the conditions and demands of war in northeastern Europe were different...


Latvia: The Transition to a Market Economy
World Bank Staff
0821323245
April 1993
Paperback
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Riga: The Bradt City Guide
Stephen Baister
1841621110
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Latvian capital of Riga is rapidly increasing in popularity. This guide covers its history and culture as well as practical details for visitors, including accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.


Latvia
Robert Barlas
0761409777
January 2000
Hardcover
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Testimony of Lives; Narative and Memory in Post-Soviet Latvia
VIEDA SKULTANS
0415162904
December 22, 1997
Paperback
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Violetta Kelertas, University of Illinois, Chicago
"An illuminating contribution, bringing the experiences, memories and psychological aftermath of survivors of Soviet occupation to the world's awareness. Skultans' book demonstrates that oral history alone cannot capture the horror of a life but a sensitive anthropologist's array of tools can flesh it out.... makes the interdependence between social upheaval and mental illness explicit and yields broader applicationsnfor the analysis to victims of war trauma in general." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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An illuminating contribution, bringing the experiences, memories and psychological aftermath of survivors of Soviet occupation to the world's awareness. Skultans' book demonstrates that oral history alone...

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