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Storia Della Letteratura Lettone

By: Blese, Ernests

Price: $16.00


297pp. Nd. ( 1956?) Np. Some very light almost imperceptible staining to covers, uniformly aged, some very occasional fine underlinig not affecting text, else a very good, clean, tight copy. An overal survey of Latvian literature In Italian by noted Latvian linguist and academic, E. Blese with a dedication in the author''s hand on the title page : "Loti godatai A. Gailites kundzei dzila cieniba, originala autors 1957. 15. V" "( book may or may not have be... View more info

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Story of Cesis

By: Polis, Janis, edited by

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Riga, Jana Seta, 1999


95pp. Numerous colour photographs. A very good, clean, bright, tight copy. Half title bears a presentation inscription from the Cesis Bible Institute with several signiatures. Text in English."..... rather it reaches into ancient times and also the present day region of Cesis .... it tries to attract readers' attention to the captivating, but also essential moments in Cesis history and invites them for a short romantic walk in time and space." (Janis Polis) View more info

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The Ancient Amber Routes Travels From Riga to Byzantium

By: Kalnins, Mara

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Riga, Petergailis, 2014


399pp. Illustrated. NEW - an unread copy,.Illustrated. Scarce. Dr. Mara Kalnins is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College and formerly University of Cambridge Reader in Modern English. "... A work of cultural history, tracing the movement of populations and far-reaching trading relations in Europe and beyond over more than 5000 years. It also serves as a travel guide, especially to the Baltic region where the amber originates, since the book is structured on journeys ... View more info

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The Baltic Revolution Estonia, Latvia Lithuania and the Path to Independence

By: Lieven, Anatol

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1993


454 pp. Photographs. An almost as new, clean bright copy. "There is no denying that this is a very valuable book on the Baltic States' history during the fall of the Soviet Union. But on the other hand, there are few other books out there to compare this one with. The bibliography on the history of the Baltic States is quite scarce. Lieven gives a good, and thourough analysis of a specific time in history, however, for many local Balts, when reading the text, it is ob... View more info

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The Baltic States A survey of the political and economic structure and the foreign relations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

By: Royal Institute of International Affairs

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Westport, Greenwood Press,, 1970


194pp. Foldout map. Reprinted from the 1938 Oxford University Press Edition. Ownership on top of front endpaper, else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. Contents: Historical and political. Historical background ; The World War and the emergence of the independent states ; Internal consolidation in the succession of states ; Constitutional and political problems of the succession states ; Foreign relations ; Special problems of Lithuania's foreign policy. -- B.... View more info

The Drama of the Baltic Peoples

By: Rei, August

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Kirjastus Vaba Eesti, 1972


392pp. Extensive bibliography. Includes promotional flier and return envelope to publisher. Dj. shows some mild wear to extremities, else a bright, tight clean copy. "At every critical turn of European history, the Lithuanians, Estonians and Latvians have struck out against impossible odds, for national independence and human rights. They were recalcitrant, troublesome,subjects to Tsarist despots..Bolshevik tyrants, Nazi sadists... Kremlin Gauletiers (in the first a... View more info

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The Emerging Nation- The Path of agonizing development from Baltic tribalism to Latvian natiohood.

By: Puisans, Tadeuss

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Riga, Centre of Baltic-Nordic History and Political Studies, 1995


335pp. Comprehensive bibliography. A short, fine shallow crack to lower front cover skin. A very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. "--described the process of development from Baltic tribalism to Latvian nationhood. What is nationhood and what is nationalism? There is no clear defintion for either --- investigated customs, traditions, folklore, politics and literature as originators and preservers of the national sentiment, but of therse, only folklore touches the... View more info

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The Heritage of Religious Architecture and Art in Riga

By: Levina, Marina; Zilgalvis, Janis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Riga, Neputns, 2010


447pp. Extensively illustrated. NEW "This book--- brings together descriptions of 60 places of worship,monastries and complexes of such buildings. The text is supplemented with graphic material (plans, designs, survey drawings relating to churches as well as historical images, photographs of works of religious art, etc. ---The churches of iga constitute that element of national culture which manifestly conects Latvia with the long building traditions of Western E... View more info

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The Latvian Legion Selected Documents

By: Baltais, Mirdza Kate

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, Amber Printers and Publishers, 1999


169pp. A very good, clean, bright, tight copy. "Baltais's book casts considerable light on the situation of the Legion by examining it in terms of what really happened, rather than of political dogma. This involved consulting original documents, something that has been lacking in some analyses that have condemned all members of the Legion as war criminals by virtue of membership of the Legion alone. This book is well-organized and well written. It draws balanced conclus... View more info

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The Latvian Orthodox Church

By: Cherney, Alexander

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Powys, Stylite Publishing, 1985


119pp. References. A very good, clean copy. Small, light crease to top front cover " the [Latvian] Orthodox Church has often suffered persecution. This book traces the history of the Church from its beginnings..This book tells of the situation in the countries to which so many Latvians fled after the war, and there is a section on the major Orthodox churches in Latvia, illustrated with a unique series of photographs both of the exteriors and interiors. Many of thes... View more info

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The Latvians A Short History

By: Plakans, Andrejs

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Stanford, Hoover Institution Press, 1995


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 que... View more info

The Religious Philosophy of JANIS RAINIS Latvian Poet

By: Ziedonis, Arvids

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Waverly, Latvju Gramata, 1969


344pp. Bibliography, Index. ".... religious philosophy of Janis Rainis which is contemporary or even ahead of our day... developed from Latvian mythology and folk song poetry .... and from Christianity and other major world religions..." View more info

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These Names Accuse Nominal List of Latvians Deported to Soviet Russia in 1940-41 Second Edition with Supplementary List

By: Latvian National Foundation

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Latvian National Foundation, 1982

Edition: Second Edition


LVIII+678pp. A very good, clean tight unmarked copy. Introductory historical material (pp. 5-56) followed by list of some 14,000 Latvian citizens and residents forcibly deported by the Soviets to be executed and to labour camps. "...provide historical and documentary evidence of the facts that the genocide carried out .... is an essential part of the administrative and ecconomic system founded by the Bolshevik Party." Heavy book, may require extra postage. View more info

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Tradiciju burtnica "Aizputnieku stasti par ebrejiem"

By: Treija, Rita, Edited By

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riga, Starpnozaru makslas grupa "Serde, 2008


48pp. Photographs. A very good, clean, unmarked copy Burtnica Aizputnieku stasti par ebrejiem apkopoti aculiecinieku atminu stasti par pilsetas kulturas vesturi - ebreju laikiem Aizpute. Pierakstitas mutvardu liecibas atspogulo gan vietejo iedzivotaju verojumus un attieksmi pret ebreju tautu un vinu dzivesveidu un tradicijam, gan atklaj aculiecinieku liecibas par genocida norisem Aizpute. "(Diena) ---- "Redzama Latvija man atgadina palimpsestu, kur nokasitajam vai noma... View more info

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Uzburta Vieta

By: Tisenkopfs, Talis

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Riga, Neputns, 2007


267pp. Some slight wear to covers, else a very good, clean, tight copy. "Talis Tisenkopfs, apvienojot savas esejas gramata "Uzburta vieta", ir radijis smalku un daudznozimigu musu laika portretejumu - gan lokala, gan globala griezuma , turklat intrigejosi piesatinatu ar sociologa zinasanu zemstravam un trenetu noverotaja skatu." (Izdevejs) "Tisenkopfs par musu dzivi pasaka daudz vairak, neka, iespe-ams, visa pedeja laika Latvijas proza kopa. Zinatnes fons autoram nere... View more info