Invasion, Conquest, and the Creation of Livonia
By Andrejs Plakans
The Latvians: A Short History (Hoover Institution Press, 1995)
The section is the second chapter of The Latvians: A Short History, by Andrejs Plakans, which was published by Hoover Institution Press in 1995. This book is part of their Studies of Nationalities series. This series surveys the histories of the principal nationalities in Central and Eastern Europe and examines their political and social organizations before and after becoming parts of the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. The authors focus on problems created by foreign rule and the challenges of modernization; identify major political, ethnic, and social conflicts between the rulers and the ruled; and analyze measures employed by the government to suppress or mollify the subject peoples. Most of these works will also include the medieval history of these countries.
Other Books in this series:
The Azerbaijani Turks: Power and Identity under Russian Rule, by Audrey L. Altstadt
The Crimean Tatars, by Alan W. Fisher
Estonia and the Estonians, by Toivo U. Raun
The Kazakhs, by Martha Brill Olcott
The Modern Uzbeks: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present, A Cultural History, by Edward A. Allworth
The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture, by Charles King
Slovakia: From Samo to Dzurinda, by Peter A. Toma and Dusan Kovác
The Volga Tatars: A Profile in National Resilience, by Azade-Ayse Rorlich
Republished from The Latvians: A Short History, by Andrejs Plakans, with the permission of the publisher, Hoover Institution Press. Copyright 1995 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University.