What Happened to Aspazija? in Search of Feminism in Latvia
Nesaule, Agate, Hecate
Latvia, a small, intensely beautiful country, lies on the shores of the Baltic Sea, across from Sweden. It has been forcibly occupied by foreign powers through most of its history. Germany began its conquest of Latvia in the twelfth century, using brutal measures to reduce the population to serfdom and to impose a harsh and masculine Christianity on Latvians, who lived in harmony with nature, worshipped the sun as well as a number of powerful female deities, and respected the importance of women in their folksongs, dainas, and in daily life. Greedy for its fertile lands, clear rivers, and deep natural harbors which give access to the Baltic Sea and hence to the West, Sweden, Poland, and …
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Publication information: Article title: What Happened to Aspazija? in Search of Feminism in Latvia. Contributors: Nesaule, Agate - Author. Journal title: Hecate. Volume: 18. Issue: 2 Publication date: January 1, 1992. Page number: 113. © 1999 Hecate Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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