A History of the Baltic States (Paperback)

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This is book number 21 in the Palgrave Essential Histories series.

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In this key textbook, Andres Kasekamp masterfully traces the development of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 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. Employing a comparative approach, a particular emphasis is placed upon the last one hundred years, during which the Baltic states achieved independence, endured occupation by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and transformed themselves into members of the European Union.

This is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking modules on Eastern or Central European History, Communism and Post-Communism, the Soviet Union, or Baltic Culture and Politics. Engaging and accessible, this is also an ideal introduction to the Baltic States for general readers.

About the Author


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).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).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781137573643
ISBN-10: 1137573643
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: November 9th, 2017
Pages: 235
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Essential Histories