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Historical Dictionary of Latvia

Third Edition

Aldis Purs and Andrejs Plakans

Latvia is located on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994. Latvia continues to revamp its economy for eventual integration into various Western European political and economic institutions. Since May 2004 Latvia is a member of the European Union.

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Latvia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Latvia.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 442Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
978-1-5381-0220-6 • Hardback • May 2017 • $100.00 • (£70.00)
978-1-5381-0221-3 • eBook • May 2017 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
Andrejs Plakans is professor of history (emeritus) at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. past president of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, he has also served on committees of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the American Historical Association, and the Social Science History Association.

Aldis Purs is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of history in the Department of Scandinavian and Baltic Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He has served on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and organized the first joint conference of the AABS and the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) in 2010 in Seattle, Washington.
Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Reader’s Note
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix: Past and Present Governments of the Territory of Contemporary Latvia
About the Author