Foreword to the Past: A Cultural History of the Baltic People
Introduces the reader to Baltic issues in general; recounts the history of the Baltic peoples relying on archaeological sources; provides an objective linguistic history and a description of the Baltic languages; and provides original and fresh insights into mythology in the ancient history of the Baltic peoples.
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Aestii amber ancient archaeological archaeologist Aukštaitian Baltic languages Baltic Sea Baltic tribes Balts became Büga Christian Chronicle Church connected consciousness Couronian culture Daugava dialects Dnieper Duchy of Lithuania Duke Dusburg East Baltic East Slavic eastern Endzelīns Estonian ethnic Europe European example folk-songs folklore Galindians Gediminas German Gimbutas gods Grand Duchy Greek Harmatta Heinricus historian hundred Hungarian Illyrian Indo-European language inhabitants Jatvingian kilometres Krahe Kurgan land later Latgale Latgalian Latin Latv Latvian and Lithuanian Latvian language Leitis linguistic Lith Lithuania Minor Lithuanian language lived Livians Livonian Lowmiański meaning mentioned Mierzyński migration millennium BC Mindaugas mythology myths Nemunas Nestor Chronicle nineteenth century northern original pagan Perkūnas place names Poland Polish prehistory priests Pruss Prussian Prussianland referred region Renfrew Riga river Selonians Sembia Slavs southern Tacitus territory theory thirteenth century thousand today’s Toporov Urheimat Veneds Venets Vilnius Vistula water names West western word Žemaitians Zemgalians