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- 45 b/w illus. 1 map
- A Concise History of the Baltic States
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- 22:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
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'A masterful survey of the history of the eastern Baltic littoral by one of the leading authorities in the field. Plakans' book provides the most accessible account to date of the rise of modern nationhood and of the commonalities of fate that have bound the peoples of the region during the modern era. Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding contemporary Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.' David J. Smith, University of Glasgow
'A tour de force of concise and yet comprehensive history - probably the most complete and nuanced in any language. Plakans traces the footsteps of hunter-gatherers and farmers moving north with retreating glaciers to the struggles of contemporary Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians as they labor to maintain their national identities amid globalized interdependence. He discerns no simple patterns and notes the distinct trajectories of each people. The author underscores what is not known, particularly about earlier times, but weaves abundant factual information into the narrative.' Walter C. Clemens, Jr, Boston University
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Andrejs Plakans is Professor Emeritus at the Department of History, Iowa State University. His previous publications include The Latvians: A Short History (1995) and the Historical Dictionary of Latvia, 2nd edition (2008).
1. The peoples of the Eastern Baltic Littoral; 2. The new order, 1200-1500; 3. The new order reconfigured, 1500-1710; 4. Installing hegemony: the Littoral and Tsarist Russia, 1710-1800; 5. Reforming and controlling the Baltic Littoral, 1800-55; 6. Five decades of transformations, 1855-1905; 7. Statehood in troubled times, 1905-40; 8. The return of empires, 1940-91; 9. Reentering Europe: 1991; Suggested readings.