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 historical past of the Baltic States masterfully strains the advance of those 3 Baltic nations, from the northern crusades opposed to Europe's final pagans, and Lithuania's upward push to turn into one in every of medieval Europe's largest
states, to their incorporation into the Russian Empire and the construction in their smooth nationwide identities.
Drawing upon the latest scholarship, Andres Kasekamp can pay specific awareness to the tumultuous 20th century, within which the Baltic States completed independence, but additionally persevered profession by way of either the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. eventually, he explores how the Baltic States recovered their statehood and reworked themselves into individuals of the ecu 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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A History of the Baltic States (Palgrave Essential Histories series) by Professor Andres Kasekamp