By Professor Andres Kasekamp
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were the battleground for neighbouring powers and the location of extreme contention, but additionally 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 thrust to develop 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 newest scholarship, Andres Kasekamp will pay specific recognition to the tumultuous 20th century, within which the Baltic States completed independence, but in addition continued career by means of 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. essentially 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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