The History of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Belarus' Medieval Origins

‘The History of the Great Duchy of Lithuania’ takes Belarusians back to their own medieval origins, providing an additional contribution to the development of national self-identification. If the current authorities have a stake in the nation’s Soviet heritage and oppose local historiography, books like ‘The History of the GDL’ nurture in Belarusians feelings of historical dignity, making them feel connected with their ancestors and their achievements.