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Baltic Countries
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I. General – II. Non-Christian Religions – III. Christianity – IV. Religion, Society, and Culture in the Present

I. General

1. The name Baltic derives from the term “mare Balticum,” commonly used for the Baltic Sea since the High Middle Ages. At first it applied only to later Estonia and Latvia as the Baltic provinces of the Russian empire, which had earlier simply been called…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Baltic Countries”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_01448>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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