History of the Baltic States

ISBN-10: 0230019412

ISBN-13: 9780230019416

Edition: 2010

Authors: Andres Kasekamp

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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania experienced a sequence of foreign regimes, including Nazism and communism, before recovering their independence and joining the European Union. Clearly and accessibly written, this book is one of the first to provide a general overview of their histories from the stone age to the present using a comparative approach.
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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Maps and Tables
Europe's Last Pagans
Early inhabitants
Prehistoric societies
The northern crusades
Lithuania's Expansion and Medieval Livonia (1290-1560)
Lithuania ascending
Jogaila and Vytautas
The Jagiellonians
Feudal Livonia
Towns, trade and the peasantry
The Reformation and the disintegration of Livonia
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Rise of Sweden and Russia (1561-1795)
The Polish-Lithuanian union and the struggle for hegemony in Livonia
Swedish dominance and the Great Northern War
Russia's window to the West
The decline and partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
The Long Nineteenth Century under Tsarist Rule (1795-1917)
Agrarian reforms in the Baltic provinces
Lithuania within the Russian Empire
National awakenings
Russification and modernisation
The Revolution of 1905 and World War I
The Short Era of Independence (1917-1939)
The Russian Revolution and German occupation
The wars of independence
From democracy to authoritarianism
Economic, social and cultural progress
In search of security
Between Anvil and Hammer (1939-1953)
Soviet annexation
Nazi Ostland
Fighting in foreign uniform
Resistance, repression and collectivisation
Soviet Rule (1953-1991)
The Singing Revolution
Towards independence
Return to the West (1991-2009)
Building democracy
Politics in the twenty-first century
Economic reforms
Societal transition
Return to Europe
Relations with Russia
Place Names
Further Reading
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