By Professor Andres Kasekamp
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were the battleground for neighbouring powers and the positioning of severe competition, but additionally interplay, among East and West. A heritage of the Baltic States masterfully strains the improvement of those 3 Baltic nations, from the northern crusades opposed to Europe's final pagans, and Lithuania's upward thrust to turn into one among medieval Europe's largest
states, to their incorporation into the Russian Empire and the production in their sleek nationwide identities.
Drawing upon the latest scholarship, Andres Kasekamp will pay specific awareness to the tumultuous 20th century, within which the Baltic States accomplished independence, but in addition persevered career via either the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. ultimately, he explores how the Baltic States recovered their statehood and reworked themselves into participants of the eu Union. in actual fact and accessibly written, this can be one of many first English-language books to supply a comparative survey of Baltic history.
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