By Professor Andres Kasekamp
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were the battleground for neighbouring powers and the location of excessive contention, but additionally interplay, among East and West. A background of the Baltic States masterfully lines the improvement of those 3 Baltic international locations, from the northern crusades opposed to Europe's final pagans, and Lithuania's upward push to develop into one in all 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 can pay specific consciousness to the tumultuous 20th century, in which the Baltic States accomplished independence, but additionally persevered career via either the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. eventually, he explores how the Baltic States recovered their statehood and remodeled themselves into participants of the eu Union. truly and accessibly written, this is often one of many first English-language books to supply a comparative survey of Baltic history.
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