The modern Middle Ages

  • 1998-11-26
  • Katya Cengel
Seven years after re-establishing independence, Latvians are still unsure how to interpret their history. In part II of II, Katya Cengel looks at how teachers, with the help of one museum, are trying to change that.Most historians around the world define the Middle Ages, once referred to as the dark ages, as beginning around 900 and ending around 1400. Not the Soviets."The Soviets called the Middle Ages 'feudalism' and said they lasted until the middle of the last century in Latvia," said historian Ieva Gundare.When her native Latvia broke free of the Soviet system in 1991, she had to re-ed...
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