Shadowlands: Memory and History in Post-Soviet Estonia / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Berghahn Books, Incorporated
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:||Berghahn Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
Meike Wulf studied at the University of Munster in Germany and gained her doctorate from the London School of Economics. She has taught at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London, the University of Konstanz in Germany, and Maastricht University in the Netherlands, in addition to having been a visiting fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Chapter 1. Understanding Collective Memory and National Identity
Chapter 2. Between Teuton and Slav
Chapter 3. Historians as ‘Carriers of Meaning’
Chapter 4. Voicing Post-Soviet Histories
Chapter 5. A Winner’s Tale: The Clash of Private and Public Memories in Post-Soviet Estonia
Chapter 6. Conclusion: Framing Past and Future