Activities of the Lithuanian Seimas in Foreign Policy 1920–1927
Išsaugoti nepriklausomybę. Lietuvos Seimo veikla užsienio politikoje 1920–1927 metais (Preserving Independence. Foreign Policy Activities of the Seimas of Lithuania between 1920 and 1927) is a monograph by Audronė Veilentienė written from the perspective of Lithuania’s statehood. It addresses the activities of the Lithuanian parliament – the Seimas – in foreign policy during the period between 1920 and 1927. This book is like a breath of fresh air in the historiography of Lithuanian foreign policy and diplomacy, which has long been tormented by foreign concepts and is therefore full of complexes. It also acts as a counterbalance to “the falsification of history, the humiliation of the Lithuanian nation and state, and the compromising of the idea of statehood itself” as well as a stimulus for “developing the nation’s historical consciousness” [7, 9]. This in-depth study based on the analysis of Lithuanian and foreign sources immortalises the efforts of the members of the Lithuanian Seimas, Lithuanian politicians, and diplomats in preserving the independence.