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The Glass Wall: Lives on the Baltic Frontier

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Max Egremont

Saturday 8th October 14:00 - 15:00 | Performance Marquee

Few countries have suffered more from the convulsions and bloodshed of twentieth century Europe than those in the eastern Baltic. Small nations such as the Baltics 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 twelfth century, these lands faced frequent devastation as Germans, Russians and Swedish colonisers asserted control of the territory, religion, government, culture, and inhabitants. By telling the stories of warriors and victims, of philosophers and Baltic Barons, of poets and artists, of rebels and emperors, and others who lived through years of turmoil and violence, Max Egremont reveals a fascinating part of Europe, on a frontier whose limits may still be in doubt.

Interviewer Emma Gedge


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