Visions of Past Glory

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Fewster, Derek
Visions of Past Glory. Nationalism and the Construction of Early Finnish History
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Fennica. Historica 11
Tampere 2006, 555 pp.
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.
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ISBN 951-746-787-7
ISSN 1458-526X
Disciplines History
Languages english
Cover Softcover
Type of Binding Softcover binding
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