Baltic Facades: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1945

Baltic Facades Estonia Latvia and Lithuania since Estonia Latvia and Lithuania are often grouped together as the Baltic States but these three Eastern European countries tied together historically are quite different Although each is struggling

  • Title: Baltic Facades: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1945
  • Author: Aldis Purs
  • ISBN: 9781861898968
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are often grouped together as the Baltic States, but these three Eastern European countries, tied together historically, are quite different Although each is struggling to find its place within Europe and fighting to preserve its own identity, the idea of the Baltic States is a fa ade In this book, Aldis Purs dispels the myth of a single, cEstonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are often grouped together as the Baltic States, but these three Eastern European countries, tied together historically, are quite different Although each is struggling to find its place within Europe and fighting to preserve its own identity, the idea of the Baltic States is a fa ade In this book, Aldis Purs dispels the myth of a single, coherent Baltic identity, presenting a radical new view of the region.Baltic Fa ades illuminates the uniqueness of these three countries and locates them within the larger context of European history, also revealing the similarities they share with the rest of the continent He also examines the anxiety the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania feel about their own identities and how others see them Giving equal weight to developments in politics, economics, and social and cultural trends, he places contemporary events in a longer perspective than traditional Cold War inspired views of the region, tracing the countries under Soviet rule after the end of World War II through their declarations of independence in the early 1990s and their admission to the European Union in 2004 Baltic Fa ades is an enlightening look at these three separate, though related, Eastern European countries.

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    1. As someone who was born in Soviet Latvia during perestroika, I was looking forward to this book uncovering the Baltic mythos. Instead I got a somewhat brief and repetitive retelling of the history of the three Baltic nations/republics. While I did learn more about topics such as the faulty interpretation of German arrival in the Baltics in the 12th century, or the National Communist movements of the 1950s, eventually I found that the title "Baltic Facades" is a bit of false advertising.Instead o [...]

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