New PDF release: Baltic Facades: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1945

By Aldis Purs

the 3 so-called ‘Baltic states’ – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania – are often seemed via outsiders as a unmarried entity. in fact, those are separate, really detailed international locations, each one continuously suffering to discover their very own position inside of Europe when conserving their neighborhood id. Baltic Facades provides a thorough new analyzing of the zone, one who dispels the parable of a unmarried, coherent Baltic id. in its place Aldis Purs takes account of the individuality of every of those international locations, while additionally studying the shared nervousness that the folks of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania think approximately their very own identities and the way others see them. Purs locates the 3 international locations in the greater context of ecu historical past, stressing their similarities with the remainder of the continent instead of their modifications. Giving equivalent weight to advancements in politics, economics, and social and cultural developments, Purs develops a thematic framework that areas modern occasions in an extended viewpoint than conventional chilly battle encouraged perspectives of the zone. This name will entice the intellectually curious reader, one that seeks an account of the Baltic countries that offers a powerful experience of position and is going past the confines of conventional political history.

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