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Latvian nationalist ideas and intellectuals 19th century-1939


2004 2004

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This research studies small and young nation nationalisms that emerged from the breakdown of imperial states after WWI. The focus is on political philosophies that are generated by the nationalist-oriented intellectuals. It is asked here if small nation nationalist ideas are different from those of large nations and to what extent nationalist conceptions are due to intellectuals' political position and ideals. The evidence was collected from the nationalist writing of Latvian intellectuals from around 1860 until 1939. It was concluded that the prevalence of certain themes in Latvian nationalist philosophy was due to the nationalist intellectuals' notions of perfect national existence and their attitude toward and involvement in the political process. The results also showed that Latvian nationalist ideas differed from those of large nation nationalisms. Most importantly, small nation nationalist philosophies turned out to be particularly flexible and able to borrow ideas from other political contexts as well as adapt to changing political reality.

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Subject
Sociology;
European history
Classification
0626: Sociology
0335: European history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Intellectuals; Latvian; Nationalist; Nineteenth century
Title
Latvian nationalist ideas and intellectuals 19th century-1939
Author
Zake, Ieva
Number of pages
318
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 65/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496133178, 0496133179
Advisor
Hollander, Paul; Himmelstein, Jerome
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3152837
ProQuest document ID
305177325
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305177325
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