Aurimas Švedas

In the Captivity of the Matrix

Soviet Lithuanian Historiography, 1944–1985

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    Auteur Aurimas Švedas
    Editeur Rodopi - Brill
    Distributeur Editions de Boccard

    This book is about the past and its falsification, historians and the Soviet ideological Matrix. It aims to unveil the formation and existence of Soviet-era Lithuanian historiography, to show how it was affected by mechanisms that created it, and to discuss what kinds of behavioural models different scholars choose in front of the dilemma: to tell the truth or to lie? The answering of these questions determined the structure of the book, which consists of a prologue, five parts and an epilogue. The book will be useful for those interested in the politics of Soviet history and the evolution of the historiography of that time, the processes of the indoctrination of Soviet society, the relationship between the intellectuals and the authorities of the Soviet period.

    Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Historiography Prologue: What Forms had Lithuanian Historiography Taken on Prior to the Soviet Occupation? Chapter 1: Characteristics of Soviet-Era Lithuanian Historiography Chapter 2: Formation of the Official Historical Discourse (1944–1956) Chapter 3: Processes within the Official Discourse (1957–1985) Chapter 4: “Syntheses of History”: Expression of the Official Discourse and the Search for Alternatives Chapter 5: Alternatives to the Official Discourse in Research on Feudalism Conclusions Epilogue: A Glance at Post-Soviet Lithuanian Historiography Endnotes References Index

    Aurimas Švedas is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of History, Vilnius University. His area of research is history of historiography, history politics, communicative and cultural memory, oral history. His most recent books are (in the Lithuanian language): Painting Was Like a Door. Aurimas Švedas Speaks with Petras Repšys, Vilnius, 2013; (With Lina Kaminskaite- Jancoriene) Episodes For a Final Film. Film Director Almantas Grikevicius, Vilnius, 2013.

    Book Broché
    Nbr Pages Arabes 280
    Collection On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics
    ISBN 13 978-90-420-3911-7
    Type Nom