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The Resource Vilnius between nations, 1795-2000, Theodore R. Weeks

Vilnius between nations, 1795-2000, Theodore R. Weeks

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Vilnius between nations, 1795-2000
Title
Vilnius between nations, 1795-2000
Statement of responsibility
Theodore R. Weeks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The inhabitants of Vilnius, the present-day capital of Lithuania, have spoken various languages and professed different religions while living together in relative harmony over the years. The city has played a significant role in the history and development of at least three separate cultures<U+0127> �Polish, Lithuanian, and Jewish<U+0127> �and until very recently, no single cultural-linguistic group composed the clear majority of its population. Vilnius between Nations, 1795<U+0127> �2000 is the first study to undertake a balanced assessment of this particularly diverse city. Theodore R. Weeks examines Vilnius as a physical entity where people lived, worked, and died; as the object of rhetorical struggles between disparate cultures; and as a space where the state attempted to legitimize a specific version of cultural politics through street names, monuments, and urban planning. In investigating these aspects, Weeks avoids promoting any one national narrative of the history of the city, while acknowledging the importance of national cultures and their opposing myths of the city's identity. The story of Vilnius as a multicultural city and the negotiations that allowed several national groups to inhabit a single urban space can provide lessons that are easily applied to other diverse cities. This study will appeal to scholars of Eastern Europe, urban studies, and multiculturalism, as well as general readers interested in the region.--
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Weeks, Theodore R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Vilnius (Lithuania)
Label
Vilnius between nations, 1795-2000, Theodore R. Weeks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Historical background: Vilnius from "the earliest times" -- A center of Polish and Jewish culture, 1795-1862 -- The period of Russification, 1863-1914 -- World War I, 1914-1922 -- Vilnius as a Polish city, 1919-1939 -- The destruction of multinational Vilnius, 1939-1955 -- Socialist normalcy in Vilnius, 1955-1985 -- Building a Lithuanian capital city, 1985-2000
Control code
FIEb17804280
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780875807300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910981026
Label
Vilnius between nations, 1795-2000, Theodore R. Weeks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Historical background: Vilnius from "the earliest times" -- A center of Polish and Jewish culture, 1795-1862 -- The period of Russification, 1863-1914 -- World War I, 1914-1922 -- Vilnius as a Polish city, 1919-1939 -- The destruction of multinational Vilnius, 1939-1955 -- Socialist normalcy in Vilnius, 1955-1985 -- Building a Lithuanian capital city, 1985-2000
Control code
FIEb17804280
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780875807300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910981026

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