Finland in World War II: History, Memory, Interpretations

Finland in World War II: History, Memory, Interpretations

by Brill
     
 

This volume brings together a rich array of original contributions - hitherto unavailable in English - on Finland during World War II and the place of the war in Finnish collective memory. Providing readers with a solid narrative of the war's political and military framework from a Finnish perspective, this volume also offers well-argued analyses of the ideological

Overview

This volume brings together a rich array of original contributions - hitherto unavailable in English - on Finland during World War II and the place of the war in Finnish collective memory. Providing readers with a solid narrative of the war's political and military framework from a Finnish perspective, this volume also offers well-argued analyses of the ideological, social and cultural aspects of a society at war. As part of the complex legacy of the war it discusses the 'Karelian question' and the Holocaust in Finnish public memory, topics often neglected in international scholarship. Besides a historical narrative, this volume, with its thorough introduction, also reveals to readers the history and current state of Finnish historiography of World War II.
Contributors are Outi Fingerroos, Sonja Hagelstam, Antero Holmila, Markku Jokisipilä, Michael Jonas, Marianne Junila, Tiina Kinnunen, Ville Kivimäki, Helene Laurent, Henrik Meinander, Tenho Pimiä, Oula Silvennoinen, Tuomas Tepora, and Pasi Tuunainen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004208940
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/04/2011
Series:
History of Warfare, #69
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tiina Kinnunen, Ph.D. (2000) in General History, University of Tampere, Finland, is Adjunct Professor at the University of Eastern Finland. She has published on the history of European feminism and historical writing, and Finnish history culture of World War II.
Ville Kivimäki, MA, is a doctoral student of history at the Åbo Akademi University in Finland. He is finishing his PhD thesis on the war trauma and psychiatric treatment of the Finnish soldiers in 1941-45.

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