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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A History of the Baltic States

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137573643
Publication Date October 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Essential Histories series

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been the battleground for neighbouring powers and the site of intense rivalry, but also interaction, between East and West. A History of the Baltic States masterfully traces the development of these three Baltic countries, from the northern crusades against Europe's last pagans, and Lithuania's rise to become one of medieval Europe's largest states, to their incorporation into the Russian Empire and the creation of their modern national identities.

This brand new edition of a prizewinning text brings the story up to the present day, incorporating both the latest events and the most recent scholarship.

Andres Kasekamp is Professor of Baltic Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia. He has served as the editor of Journal of Baltic Studies. His previous publications include The Radical Right in Interwar Estonia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000).

List of Maps
Preface
Europe's Last Pagans
Lithuania's Expansion and Medieval Livonia (1290-1560)
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Rise of Sweden and Russia (1560-1795)
The Long Nineteenth Century Under Tsarist Rule (1795-1917)
The Short Era of Independence (1917-1939)
Between Hammer and Anvil (1939-1953)
Soviet Rule (1953-1991)
Return to the West (1991-2016)
Chronology
Further Reading
Index.

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