Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Andres Kasekamp is a Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Jeremy Black is a Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK.
Table of Contents
List of maps * Chronology * Introduction * 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 Tsarist Rule (1795-1917) * The Short Independence (1917-1939) * Between Anvil and Hammer (1939-1953) * Soviet Rule (1953-1991) * Return to the West (1991-2008) * Guide to Further Reading * Index