Two extensive history anthologies completed for Estonian centennial ({{commentsTotal}})

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Left to right: "Republic of Estonia 100" editors Erik Terk and Marju Kõivupuu, "History of Estonia" author Aivar Kriiska, TEA Publishers director Silva Tomingas and Avita Publishers director Ly Kriiska. June 8, 2017.

Avita Publishers and TEA Publishers held a joint book launch for two new and extensive anthologies designed for the centennial of the Republic of Estonia next year — "History of Estonia" and "Republic of Estonia 100."

TEA Publishers' reference book "Republic of Estonia 100" contains everything essential which characterizes the Republic of Estonia — its statehood, its fight for freedom and the history of the nation state as well as its nature, people, economy and culture, including its cultural traditions.

Avita Publishers' "History of Estonia" focuses on the history of the region, from the establishment of its earliest settlements through today. The work takes a territorial approach to portraying history, however the development of Estonians' national identity is analyzed as well.

The book launch took place in a lively atmosphere, which inlcuded discussion regarding the sustainability of books as a source of information in today's national culture as well as the role of national culture today. It was affirmed that books still have a place and a future in today's digital world and that the books presented were worthy milestones ahead of the upcoming centennial.

Aivar Kriiska, Marju Kõviupuu and Erik Terk, three of the many authors and editors involved in the two projects, provided an overview of the contents of the fact-filled and richly illustrated volumes, which will be published at the end of this summer.

Pre-orders for the two works began together with the book launch.

Editor: Aili Vahtla