This is a second edition of the most successful study of Finland in the English language. It presents the reader - whether tourist, student, specialist, or business person - with a readable and authoritative introduction to the Finns and the present position of their country in the modern world. A Short History of Finland traces the historical development of the country from its settlement by the Finns in the first millennium AD to the present time, exploring Finland's earlier connection with Sweden, the complex relationship with Russia which has dominated Finnish history in the last two centuries, and the post-war achievements of the second republic. This second edition has been revised and updated by Emeritus Professor A. F. Upton, a leading scholar of Scandinavian history, and discusses the impact of the break-up of the Soviet Union and brings events up to Finland's admission to the European Union in 1995.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 16 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
'A very readable and informative account of Finland's past ... an excellent starting point for general readers.' History and Society
'A very readable and informative account of Finland's past... an excellent starting point for general readers.' Rough Guide to Finland