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A history of Finland

Author: Henrik Meinander
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
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Henrik Meinander captures the fascinating contours of Finnish history, culture, and society in this brisk and bold portrait. He begins with the country's early history as a member of the Swedish kingdom and follows through to its later years as an autonomous Grand Duchy within the Russian empire. He concludes with Finland's gradual transformation into a conscious nation and its current flourishing as an independent,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henrik Meinander
ISBN: 9780231701921 0231701926
OCLC Number: 635463855
Notes: Originally published as: Finlands historia. Finland : Söderström, 2007.
Description: xiv, 227 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 23 cm.
Contents: The beginnings of time --
The birth of the principality --
Great power of the North --
Stockholm --St Petersburg --
Pax Russia --
Growing autonomy --
War and independence --
Welfare and neutrality --
Finland and Europe.
Other Titles: Finlands historia.
Responsibility: Henrik Meinander ; translated from the Swedish by Tom Geddes.

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Henrik Meinander captures the fascinating contours of Finnish history, culture, and society in this brisk and bold portrait. He begins with the country's early history as a member of the Swedish kingdom and follows through to its later years as an autonomous Grand Duchy within the Russian empire. He concludes with Finland's gradual transformation into a conscious nation and its current flourishing as an independent, modernized state. Meinander's research concentrates on the Baltic region, connecting the trajectory of Finnish history to major moments in Europe's social, political, and structural development. He merges politics, economics, and culture to illuminate the use of Finland's natural resources by other countries and their absorption of Finland's heritage and technological innovations. Meinander devotes a significant portion of his study to Finland's contemporary history as well, exploring the country's prominent involvement in recent Baltic and European events and assessing their likely effect on Finland's future development. -- Publisher Description
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If a library can have only one book on modern Finnish history, this is the one. Choice 12/1/2011

 
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