The history of Finland

Jason Lavery

Finland has occupied the political, religious, cultural and economic border between eastern and western Europe since prehistoric times. Despite its peripheral location, the country has found itself in the mainstream of developments that created modern Europe, such as nationalism, world wars, industrialization, and the current political and economic integration. The first evidence of human life in Finland began sometime in the millennium 7,000-8,000 B.C. when small, tribal groups populated the area. In 1155, Finland became a part of the Swedish kingdom, when most of the Finnish peninsula came under the rule of the Swedish king. Finland was annexed to Russia as a result of wars between the Swedish king and Russian rulers in 1809, bringing about the Age of Autonomy or Imperial Era. The Age of Independence came when Finland's leaders declared the country's political independence in 1917 as a result of turmoil in Russia after World War I. Finland, along with several newly independent countries, had to find its place in the new Europe. The country not only did that, but created a secure and prosperous country during times of turmoil. It has emerged into a place of privilege, with high levels of prosperity, cultural achievements, and social peace. Ideal for students and general readers, the "History of Finland" is part of Greenwood's "Histories of Modern Nations" series. With over thirty nation's histories in print, these books provide readers with a concise, up-to-date history of countries throughout the world. Reference features include a biographical section highlighting notable figures in Finland's history, a timeline of important historical events, and a bibliographical essay.

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  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • Timeline of Historical Events
  • An Introcution to Finland
  • Finland's Origins: Prehistoic and Historic
  • Finland as Part of the Swedish Realm (circa 1157-1809)
  • The Creation of Autonomous Finland (1809-1890)
  • Oppression, Independence, and Civil War (1890-1918)
  • Finland between the World Wars (1918-1939)
  • Finland at War (1939-1945)
  • Finland during the Cold War (1944-1991)
  • European Finland in a Globalizing World
  • Notable People in the History of Finland
  • Selected Bibliographical Essay
  • Index.

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書名 The history of Finland
著作者等 Lavery, Jason Edward
Lavery Jason
シリーズ名 The Greenwood histories of the modern nations
出版元 Greenwood Press
刊行年月 2006
ページ数 xviii, 195 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780313328374
NCID BA8024656X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国