Richard Frucht "Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture"
Published by ABC-CLIO | Publication date : December 2004 | ISBN : 1576078000 | PDF | 283, 452 & 423 pages | English | 8.8 + 12.2 + 12 MB
An antidote to the stereotype of Eastern Europe as a monolithic, backward, and totalitarian entity, this three-volume resource offers a look at the history and culture of each nation in the region. Coverage includes three groups of countries, each marked by geographical proximity and a general commonality in historical development.
The first volume covers the northern tier of states, including Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. The second examines lands that were once part of the Habsburg Empire and the third looks at the lands once dominated by the Ottoman Empire. Each chapter discusses a single country in terms of its geography, people, history, political development, economy and culture, as well as the challenges it now faces. Every chapter also contains short vignettes that exemplify the uniqueness of the country. Accessible to high-school level students and above, and general readers.