By Professor Andres Kasekamp
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were the battleground for neighbouring powers and the positioning of extreme competition, but in addition interplay, among East and West. A heritage of the Baltic States masterfully lines the advance of those 3 Baltic international locations, from the northern crusades opposed to Europe's final pagans, and Lithuania's upward push to turn into one in all medieval Europe's largest
states, to their incorporation into the Russian Empire and the construction in their glossy nationwide identities.
Drawing upon the latest scholarship, Andres Kasekamp will pay specific cognizance to the tumultuous 20th century, within which the Baltic States accomplished independence, but in addition persisted career via either the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. ultimately, he explores how the Baltic States recovered their statehood and reworked themselves into individuals 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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