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N two congenitally aggressor nations vying for European hegemony if not world dominationLithuania 700 Years is the first book to appear in the English language that not only tells the story of the Lithuanian state but succeeds eminently in explaining the Lithuanian peopleEdited by Dr Albertas GerutisTranslated by Algirdas BudreckisIntroduction by Raphael SealeyContributing authorsAlbertas GerutisJonas PuzinasStasys LozoraitisJuozas JakstasAlgirdas Budrecki.
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At a time when Russia was little than a loosely knit uasi confederation of clans preoccupied with interminable internecine warfare Lithuania was establishing itself as perhaps the most viable state in Eastern Europe this despite periodic invasion by the Livonian Order and the Teutonic Knights Ironically its gradual decline from eminence as a major European power was rooted in its greatness as a viable sate because it sat astride the area where East met Wes.
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T on the European continent both geographically as well as culturally Lithuania was forced into the position of being a buffer state between two emerging powers Czarist Russia and Imperial Prussia and was thus unable to be spared the fate that befell its former sister state PolandWithin the confines of this book the work of some of the foremost Lithuanian historians and scholars on the contemporary scene is told the tragic history of a people caught betwee.