When you read "Samogitia" you will learn of the origins of the Aistian peoples and their migration from Asia Minor to central and northern Europe. You will learn of the Celts and Anglo-Saxons.
The background for the German doctrine of "drive to the east" stems form the thrust pf the Teutonic Knights' desire to conquer Samogitia.
Military students will be enlightened by the exposure of the great battles between Samogitia and the Teutonic Knights covering a period of over 200 years. The development of artillery to make up for numerical manpower deficiencies brought about tactical changes in war strategy.
The greatness of the Samogitian cavalry enabled her to defeat the "Golden Hordes" of Genghis Khan time after time, to save Europe from being conquered by them.
You will learn of the involved political intrigues stemming from the Polish-Lithuanian Union. The accrued wealth of the merchants of Cracow will surprise you.
The rise to power of the Russian Tsars and their Mongol concepts of governing is both revealing and informative.
The triumph of Roman Catholicism over Samogitian paganism is evaluated on the basis of a corresponding decline in military power and eventual fall into bondage and despair.
Samogitia's last hope for freedom was to join Napoleon in his effort to take Moscow.