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Estonia and the Estonians (Studies of Nationalities)

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In this comprehensive survey of Estonian history, Toivo Raun places recent events into historical perspective with up-to-date information on the era of glasnost and perestroika (1985-1991), analyzing the striking process of rebirth, renewal, and de-Sovietization. He stresses the role of Estonia's strategic geopolitical location and the small number of ethnic Estonians as crucial factors that have shaped the history of the area and its inhabitants. Since prehistoric times Estonia has been a crossroads of northeastern Europe where the major powers of the region have struggled for influence. Estonia and the Estonians offers a balanced topical survey covering political history, the economy, social and demographic developments, and cultural life. Attention is also paid to historiography and to differing interpretations of major issues; throughout the book the history of Estonia is viewed in the larger context of northern and eastern Europe.

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Raun (Central Eurasian studies, Indiana U.) surveys Estonia's political history, economy, social and demographic developments, and cultural life from the prehistoric era to the present, with attention paid to historiography and different interpretation of significant issues. Estonian history is also placed in the context of northern and eastern Europe. The original edition was published in 1987; the second, in 1991, and this is an updated version of that second edition.
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Synopsis:

A comprehensive survey of Estonian history.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive survey of Estonian history, placing recent events into historical perspective. The author analyzes the country's post-communist transition, its strategic geopolitical location, and the role of ethnic Estonians in shaping the history of the area.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-354) and index.

About the Author

Toivo U. Raun is a professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington in the department of Central Eurasian Studies. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1969. His main research interests are modern Baltic and Finnish history.

Table of Contents

Estonia before 1710. The prehistoric era ; Medieval Livonia, 1200-1561 ; Polish and Swedish hegemony, 1561-1710 Estonia under imperial Russia. The zenith and eclipse of serfdom, 1710-1860. National awakening and Russification, 1860-1900 ; Revolution and war, 1900-1917 — Independent Estonia. The emergence of Estonian independence, 1910-1920 ; The republic of Estonia, 1920-1939 ; Estonia in crisis, 1939-1940 — Soviet Estonia. The first year of Soviet rule, 1940-1941 ; The German occupation, 1941-1944 ; The Stalinist era, 1944-1953 ; The post-Stalin era, 1953-1985 ; Rebirth and de-Sovietization, 1985-1991 — Independence restored. Estonia in the 1990s.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817928520
Author:
Raun, Toivo U.
Publisher:
Hoover Institution Press
Location:
Stanford, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
Baltic States
Subject:
Estonia
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Estonia History.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Hoover Institution Press Publication
Series Volume:
70-0079
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
366
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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A comprehensive survey of Estonian history.

"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive survey of Estonian history, placing recent events into historical perspective. The author analyzes the country's post-communist transition, its strategic geopolitical location, and the role of ethnic Estonians in shaping the history of the area.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-354) and index.
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