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,,THE FORMATION OF THE LITHUANIAN STATE”:
PRO et CONTRA


PRO

CONTRA

Dr. habil. Regina VOLKAITĖ-KULIKAUSKIENĖ:

"This book undoubtedly will excite the curiosity of the reader, and especially of the historians, already because of the chosen theme. It may be treated differently by the latter; some conclusions may be discussed. But this study is significant exactly for this reason that the events of so significant period of the Lithuanian history are showed and interpreted in a new light."

Dr. habil. Alvydas NIKŽENTAITIS:

"The most of the chapters of the book are unnecessary and a normal man should not tire himself by reading them. First of all this should be said about the chapter of historiography, where the main attention is granted to the amateurish publicist writing of the emigration, which has nothing in common with the scholarship of history. (...) The work of Tomas Baranauskas should not be discussed, because it doesn't mach these essential criteria of research of a historical phenomenon.”

Dr. Gintautas ZABIELA:

,,The book of T. Baranauskas is written in a fluent, comprehensible to a wide circle of readers, language. That is usually rare, while writing about a specific subject. In this sense it will be undoubtedly readable. In what extent it will actually bring innovation to the historical scholarship, we'll be able to evaluate from a certain distance of time. Now we can only state such undoubtedly positive sides of it, as importation of the theory of political organisations to Lithuania, expanding the basis of the sources for researched problem, especially inclusion of comparable material from the other countries and societies.”
(Full text in Lithuanian)

Gediminas LESMAITIS:

We may bravely say that the author didn't present anything new, what could substantiate his hypothesis, much earlier discussed by Gudavičius. The book, presented to the reader, irksome forces the point of view, represented by Baranauskas, which is attempted to substantiate by absolutely non-historical methods.”
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Prof., Dr. habil. Sven EKDAHL:

"I have read the English summary of your book "Lietuvos valstybes istakos", and I want to congratulate you to an excellent work. I have read it with very great interest, and I regard your arguments as convincing (although I am not an expert).”

Marius ŠČAVINSKAS:

"It is becoming clear from some mentioned remarks, that Baranauskas' monograph unites in itself views of some generations of the supporters of pre-Mindaugian theory, because together with the new arguments the old arguments are used. Secondly, the appearance of this book shows that these theories can not be ignored anymore.”
(Full text in Lithuanian)

Manvydas VITKŪNAS:

"T. Baranauskas shows evidently in his work, that there are a lot of facts, which allow to revise some generally accepted statements and to make new presumptions.”

Dr. Artūras DUBONIS:

"The author presents a lot of "bare" statements and conclusions, and therefore the main thesis of the research about the appearance of the Lithuanian State in the 11-12th centuries remains unproved.”

 

INTERVIEWS OF THE AUTHOR

INFORMATION IN THE PRESS

Audronė GEČIAUSKIENĖ. Where the state begins (,,Mokslo Lietuva”, ,,Dienovidis”)
(Text in Lithuanian)

Alma AMBRAŠKAITĖ. A monograph of Anykščiai dweller (,,Žiburys”)
(Text in Lithuanian)

Rimantas VANAGAS. Seven-year marathon in the mist of Lithuanian history (,,Anykšta”)
(Text in Lithuanian)

Saulius NEFAS. A book of young historian (,,Anykšta”)
(Text in Lithuanian)

Mindaugas PELECKIS. The historian, who wants to dethrone King Mindaugas, is said to be a Marxist (,,Respublika”)
(Text in Lithuanian)

Neringa KUČINSKAITĖ. Unusual view to history (,,Gimtoji žemė”)
(Text in Lithuanian)


[ The opinions, expressed writing the book ]

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