Academic journal article Military Review

The Baltic: A History

Academic journal article Military Review

The Baltic: A History

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THE BALTIC: A History Michael North (Translated by Kenneth Kronenberg), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015, 448 pages

What impact does a more assertive Russia have on the Baltic region? Recent events in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe have drawn attention to former Soviet Union, Soviet Bloc, and other regional states, including Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, and Poland--many of which are now NATO members. As such, much of our understanding of this region requires us, as professionals, to reexamine these areas.

The Baltic, a chronological history of the Baltic region originally written in German, is an engaging study of the region. This book is the cumulative result of doctoral and graduate studies by the author and several contributors and was thirty years in the making. The original work, Geschichte der Ostsee (History of the East Sea), was published in Germany in 2011. It was so well received that fellow scholars encouraged the author not only to translate the original into English but also to add to it with up-to-date research and data.

The author, Dr. Michael North, is the chair of modern history at Greifswald University in Germany. North was also the Fulbright distinguished chair in modern German studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Kenneth Kronenberg, the book's translator, is from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

An expertly researched scholarly work, The Baltic takes the reader on a journey through the history of the region that all will enjoy. …

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