The Power of Song: Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution (New Directions in Scandinavian Studies) By Guntis Smidchens Cover Image

The Power of Song: Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution (New Directions in Scandinavian Studies) (Paperback)

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The Power of Song shows how the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania confronted a military superpower and achieved independence in the Baltic "Singing Revolution." When attacked by Soviet soldiers in public displays of violent force, singing Balts maintained faith in nonviolent political action. More than 110 choral, rock, and folk songs are translated and interpreted in poetic, cultural, and historical context.

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About the Author


Guntis Smidchens is the Kazickas Family Endowed Professor in Baltic Studies in the Scandinavian studies department at the University of Washington.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780295994529
ISBN-10: 0295994525
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: New Directions in Scandinavian Studies