Estonia And The Estonians: Second Edition, Updated by Toivo U. RaunEstonia And The Estonians: Second Edition, Updated by Toivo U. Raun

Estonia And The Estonians: Second Edition, Updated

byToivo U. Raun

Paperback | February 1, 2002

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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.

Toivo U. Raun was born in Tartu, Estonia, and educated in the United States, receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is currently a professor of Central Eurasian studies and adjunct professor of history at Indiana University, Bloomington, and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies.
Title:Estonia And The Estonians: Second Edition, UpdatedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:366 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Hoover Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0817928529

ISBN - 13:9780817928520

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