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Vilnius between Nations
Theodore R. Weeks
"Vilnius Between Nations is a substantial scholarly achievement. Weeks has distilled a vast multilingual literature, supplemented with many printed and manuscript sources. He writes clearly in a measured, humane tone, and makes every effort to be fair and balanced in his judgments." —Slavonic and East European Review
“Only a scholar with Weeks’s aptitude for languages could pull off a project of this complexity, yet it is his impressive facility in English that makes this important book a pleasure to read.” —CHOICE
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—Polish, Lithuanian, and Jewish—and until very recently, no single cultural-linguistic group composed the clear majority of its population.
November 2015 366 pp., 10 illus., 6x9
Theodore R. Weeks is professor of history at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of Nation and State in Late Imperial Russia (NIU Press, 1996) and From Assimilation to Antisemitism (NIU Press, 2006). He is also author of Across the Revolutionary Divide: Russia and the USSR, 1861–1945 and coauthor of Making Europe: People, Politics, and Culture.
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