LV Latviski

It must be better than “Latvju dainas”. The creation of the academic edition “Latviešu tautasdziesmas” in 1950’s–1970’s

In the 1950’s, in order to get permission for the publication of the largest Latvian folksong collection, the folklorists of the Institute of Language and Literature had not only to comply with the ideological expectations of the Soviet rule but also consider the requirement that the new edition must be better than the first complete publication of Latvian folksongs – “Latvju dainas”. The objective of the seminar is to discuss the creation of the academic folksong edition as a dynamic process, which was influenced not only by the Soviet ideology but also by the policy and bureaucracy of the Academy of Sciences and the scholarly goals of its compilers.

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