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Macmillan Higher Education

A History of the Baltic States (2nd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 235
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Palgrave Essential Histories series

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26 October 2017

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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...

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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.

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  • New edition of a prizewinning text
  • Offers a comparative approach, providing balanced coverage across the three countries
  • Clearly divided into thematic sections on politics, economics, culture and social issues


  • Incorporates the very latest research and developments
  • Includes new material on state healthcare, social insurance and the expansion of education, political developments, economic reforms, ethnic Russians and nationalism, gender equality and gay rights, IT, the Baltic States' position within the EU and other international organisations, military policy, the relationship with Russia, and energy and infrastructure


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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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).

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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).

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