The History of the Baltic States - Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations (Hardback)
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The History of the Baltic States - Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 30/11/2003
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The Baltic states-Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania-are nestled in northeastern Europe, where they lie at a crossroad of European culture. This is the most recent and up-to-date narrative history of the Baltic states, providing readers with an ideal starting point for research on the area. It includes a timeline of major events, biographic sketches of noteworthy historical figures, a glossary, and a bibliographic essay. \ollectively, the Balkan states have been both a transmitter of culture and a victim of larger, more powerful nations' aspirations. Their ethnically and religiously diverse natives continue to struggle with the question of identity, yet the Balts have had relatively peaceful relations with each other for some 600 years. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the Baltic states returned to Europe and seem intent on preserving the spirit of cooperation and solidarity that emerged during their struggle for independence more than a decade ago. This is the most recent and up-to-date narrative history of the Baltic states, providing readers with an ideal starting point for research on the area. It includes a timeline of major events, biographic sketches of noteworthy historical figures, a glossary, and a bibliographic essay. The Baltic states' survival and recovery during the late Soviet and early post-Soviet era is an inspiring and fascinating tale. This concise history takes readers from the ice ages through the Cold War, telling the tale of these small but important countries and their role in the history of Europe.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313323553
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 532 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a very solid survey of the histories of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania from the earliest migrations to the present day. Since few students today can locate these countries, much less remember how important they were in the years 1989-1991, it is highly appropriate that a readable yet sophisticated survey appear a little over a decade later, now that these newly independent states have passed through the postcommunism crises to achieve economic, social, and political stability....The nonviolent revolution in the Baltics is one of the more remarkable events of our time and makes this book relevant to a wider public. Highly recommended. All libraries."-Choice
"[W]ill prove a useful addition to reading lists for foundation studies in history and East European area studies. It can also be recommended to anyone planning to visit the Baltic states who wishes to gain a basic overview of the countries' history."-Slavonic & East European Review
"�W�ill prove a useful addition to reading lists for foundation studies in history and East European area studies. It can also be recommended to anyone planning to visit the Baltic states who wishes to gain a basic overview of the countries' history."-Slavonic & East European Review
?[W]ill prove a useful addition to reading lists for foundation studies in history and East European area studies. It can also be recommended to anyone planning to visit the Baltic states who wishes to gain a basic overview of the countries' history.?-Slavonic & East European Review
?This is a very solid survey of the histories of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania from the earliest migrations to the present day. Since few students today can locate these countries, much less remember how important they were in the years 1989-1991, it is highly appropriate that a readable yet sophisticated survey appear a little over a decade later, now that these newly independent states have passed through the postcommunism crises to achieve economic, social, and political stability....The nonviolent revolution in the Baltics is one of the more remarkable events of our time and makes this book relevant to a wider public. Highly recommended. All libraries.?-Choice

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