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The Resource A history of Finland, Eino Jutikkala and Kauko Pirinen ; translated by Paul Sjöblom

A history of Finland, Eino Jutikkala and Kauko Pirinen ; translated by Paul Sjöblom

Label
A history of Finland
Title
A history of Finland
Statement of responsibility
Eino Jutikkala and Kauko Pirinen ; translated by Paul Sjöblom
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fin
  • eng
Summary
In A.D. 100, the Roman historian Tacitus described a wild and primitive people called Fenni--the first mention of the Finnish people on record. Since that time, Finland has had one of the most bloody and strife-torn histories in Europe. Preyed upon by aggressive neighbors, devastated by battles fought on its soil, and buffeted by the erratic rule of its various conquerors, it has tenaciously maintained its vital national culture. Originally published in 1962, this first general history of Finland in English surveys this courageous nation from prehistoric times, through the epoch of the Vikings, to modern times; the revised edition incorporates events after 1947. From A.D. 800 until the beginning of the 20th century, Finland had to fight constantly to retain its independence from the incursions of Sweden, on the one hand, and Russia, on the other. A sparsely populated country, rich in natural resources but lacking strong political institutions, Finland was a tempting prize for aggressive, politically more developed powers. Sweden, which sent crusades into Finland, spread Swedish influence along with Christianity. Swedish culture and language were adopted by the educated class and, as a part of Sweden, Finland participated in the vicissitudes of the Thirty Years' War and the upheavals of Sweden's dynastic decline. In 1700, a new threat arose in the east as Russia embarked on an expansionist course, and for the next century war between the two countries was almost uninterrupted. After Finland finally achieved autonomy in the early 1800s, it continued to be plagued by civil discord and language conflicts--the consequences of centuries of foreign occupation. Again it was defenseless before Russian exploitation. Today Finland's unity is once more restored. This volume, in tracing the long and intricate pattern of Finland's history--its relations with Sweden and Russia, the growth of Finnish nationalism, and the development of a distinctively Finnish culture--offers a comprehensive perspective on one of the little-known countries of Europe.--Adapted from dust jacket
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DLC
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1907-
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Jutikkala, Eino
Dewey number
947.1
Index
index present
LC call number
DL1032
LC item number
.J8713 1974
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pirinen, Kauko
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  • Finland
  • Finlande
  • Finland
  • Finland
Label
A history of Finland, Eino Jutikkala and Kauko Pirinen ; translated by Paul Sjöblom
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Publication
Note
Translation of Suomen historia
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The settlement of Finland begins -- Finland is drawn into the Western cultural sphere -- Finland in the Scandinavian Union -- From the Middle Ages to the modern era -- Finland as part of a great power -- Sweden or Russia? -- Finland becomes an autonomous state -- National awakening in the shelter of autonomy -- Autonomy lost and independence gained -- Independent Finland
Control code
ocm00983659
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Lccn
72094339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 94797
  • (OCoLC)00983659
Label
A history of Finland, Eino Jutikkala and Kauko Pirinen ; translated by Paul Sjöblom
Publication
Note
Translation of Suomen historia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The settlement of Finland begins -- Finland is drawn into the Western cultural sphere -- Finland in the Scandinavian Union -- From the Middle Ages to the modern era -- Finland as part of a great power -- Sweden or Russia? -- Finland becomes an autonomous state -- National awakening in the shelter of autonomy -- Autonomy lost and independence gained -- Independent Finland
Control code
ocm00983659
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Lccn
72094339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 94797
  • (OCoLC)00983659

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