AABS Honors Outstanding Histories of the Baltic Countries
This year two books shared the AABS book prize for an outstanding English-language scholarly book in Baltic Studies (humanities and social sciences) published in 2010 or 2011. AABS honors Andres Kasekamps’ A History of the Baltic States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Andrejs Plakans’ A Concise History of the Baltic States (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
These two books were selected because they represent the best overviews of Baltic history published since Reinhard Wittram’s seminal work Baltische Geschichte (1954), extending their analysis to Lithuania along with Estonia and Latvia. Translations of both books into languages spoken throughout the Baltic region have been published or are in the publication process.