The glass wall: lives on the Baltic frontier
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador, 2021
Resource type: Physical
Few countries have suffered more from the convulsions and bloodshed of 20th century Europe than those in the eastern Baltic. Small nations such as the Baltic States of Latvia and Estonia found themselves caught between the giants of Germany and Russia, on a route across which armies surged or retreated. Subjected to foreign domination and conquest since the Northern crusades in the 12th century, these lands faced frequent devastation as Germans, Russians and Swedish colonisers asserted control of the territory, religion, government, culture and inhabitants. 'The Glass Wall' features an extraordinary cast of characters - contemporary and historical, foreign and indigenous - who have lived and fought in the Baltic and made the atmosphere of what was often thought to be western Europe's furthest redoubt.