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Author Wulf, Meike

Title Shadowlands : memory and history in post-Soviet Estonia / Meike Wulf
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2016
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Contents Introduction: Shadowlands -- Understanding collective memory and national identity -- Between Teuton and Slav -- Historians as "carriers of meaning" -- Voicing post-Soviet histories -- A winner's tale : the clash of private and public memories in post-Soviet Estonia -- Conclusion: Framing past and future -- Appendices
Summary "Located within the forgotten half of Europe, historically trapped between Germany and Russia, Estonia has been profoundly shaped by the violent conflicts and shifting political fortunes of the last century. This innovative study traces the tangled interaction of Estonian historical memory and national identity in a sweeping analysis extending from the Great War to the present day. At its heart is the enduring anguish of World War Two and the subsequent half-century of Soviet rule. Shadowlands tells this story by foregrounding the experiences of the country's intellectuals, who were instrumental in sustaining Estonian historical memory, but who until fairly recently could not openly grapple with their nation's complex, difficult past"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject World War (1939-1945)
Collective memory -- Estonia
Historians -- Estonia -- Interviews
Historiography -- Political aspects -- Estonia
Intellectuals -- Estonia -- Interviews
Nationalism -- Estonia
Post-communism -- Estonia
World War, 1939-1945 -- Estonia
Collective memory.
HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Historiography -- Political aspects.
Estonia -- Historiography
Estonia -- History -- 1940-1991
Estonia -- History -- 1991-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1785330748 (electronic bk.)
9781785330742 (electronic bk.)