Visions of Past Glory: Nationalism and the Construction of Early Finnish History

By: Derek Fewster

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This study presents the case for how the conceptions of a distant, glorious past have been advanced and actively developed within the national project of constructing a modern ethnicity of Finnishness. Accordingly, a conception of an original ancient greatness was paramount for the nationalist movements in both the Grand Duchy and the early Republic of Finland. The author traces the construction of a Finnish Great Myth of National Origins from the 16th century until the end of the Second World War, and provides richly illustrated examples of how the process of nation-building influenced and amplified the deep historical core of the emerging Finnish national consciousness. Printed Pages: 555.

Title: Visions of Past Glory: Nationalism and the Construction of Early Finnish History

Author Name: Derek Fewster

Categories: India, General,

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2006

ISBN: 9517467877

ISBN 13: 9789517467872

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 115744

Keywords: Visions of Past Glory: Nationalism and the Construction of Early Finnish History Derek Fewster