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Snyder T. The Reconstruction of Nations. Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus. 1569-1999. New Haven & London 2003; Euratlas (www.euratlas.com).
Uploaded on Friday 17 Feb 2012
Eastern Europe through history
Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The region’s borderline position has determined its many specific features. Neighbouring cultures deeply penetrated and influenced Eastern European societies, shaping contrasting developmental orientations. Eastern European lands changed hands many times in history and in some periods they were split between Western and Eastern powers. This is a glimpse of 4 periods between 1000 A.D. to 1938 A.D.