Europe's Northern Frontier. Perspectives on Finland's Western Identity

Writers

Lehtonen, T.M.S. (toim.)

Published

Finland’s identity in relation to Europe has traditionally been defined in terms of its northern location, its agrarian past and its Lutheran state Church. The country’s perceived political and cultural character has also been determined by its geographical position between two spheres of power – Finland has been seen either as a mediator between East and West, or as an outpost of the West. Another persistent preoccupation has been the idea that Finland has a “short” history. The above clichés are at once accurate and erroneous. The book provides a counterweight to cursory political and economic images of Finland by filling out the background to our political and economic history and by accentuating different features of Finnish identity in the world of ideas and art.

Publication details

Title

Europe's Northern Frontier. Perspectives on Finland's Western Identity

Subtitle

Outo pohjoinen maa

Authors

Lehtonen, T.M.S. (toim.)

Place of publication

Jyväskylä

Year of publication

1999

Publisher

Published also in Finnish (Sitra 229). 1999. 264 p. PS-kustannus. Sales of the publication: bookshops and PS-kustannus, P.O. Box 303, FIN-40101 Jyväskylä, phone +358 14 678 709, fax +358 14 678 719, e-mail asiakaspalvelu@ps-kustannus.fi.

ISBN (paperback)

952-451-002-2

ISSN (paperback)

0785-8388

Subject

EUROOPPA, EU, HISTORIA, ITÄMERI, KULTTUURI, POHJOIS-EUROOPPA, TAIDE, VALTIO, YHTEISKUNTA

Series

Sitra

Publication number

230