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Title Finland in World War II : history, memory, interpretations / edited by Tiina Kinnunen, Ville Kivimaki.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 576 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series History of warfare, 1385-7827 ; v. 69
History of warfare ; v. 69.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record.
Subject World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Finland.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Finland.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Finland -- Historiography.
Collective memory -- Finland.
Karelia (Russia) -- History -- 20th century.
Karelia (Russia) -- Annexation to Finland.
Russia (Federation) -- Karelia.
Karelen -- historia -- Sovjetunionen -- 1939-1945 (andra världskriget)
Genre History.
Contents Introduction: three wars and their epitaphs : the Finnish history and scholarship of World War II / Ville Kivimaki -- Finland and the great powers in World War II : ideologies, geopolitics, diplomacy / Henrik Meinander -- The politics of an alliance : Finland in Nazi foreign policy and war strategy / Michael Jonas -- The Finnish army at war : operations and soldiers, 1939-45 / Pasi Tuunainen -- Wars on the home front : mobilization, economy and everyday experiences / Marianne Junila -- Meaningless death or regenerating sacrifice? : violence and social cohesion in wartime Finland / Ville Kivimaki & Tuomas Tepora -- Families, separation and emotional coping in war : bridging letters between home and front, 1941-44 / Sonja Hagelstam -- War and the emerging social state : social policy, public health and citizenship in wartime Finland / Helene Laurent -- Limits of intentionality : Soviet prisoners-of-war and civilian internees in Finnish custody / Oula Silvennoinen -- Greater Finland and cultural heritage : Finnish scholars in eastern Karelia, 1941-44 / Tenho Pimia -- Shifting images of "our wars" : Finnish memory culture of World War II / Tiina Kinnunen & Markku Jokisipila -- "Karelia issue" : the politics and memory of Karelia in Finland / Outi Fingerroos -- Varieties of silence : collective memory of the Holocaust in Finland / Antero Holmila -- Selected bibliography: studies on Finnish history in World War II in English.
Summary 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 Jokisipila¿, Michael Jonas, Marianne Junila, Tiina Kinnunen, Ville Kivima¿ki, Helene Laurent, Henrik Meinander, Tenho Pimia¿, Oula Silvennoinen, Tuomas Tepora, and Pasi Tuunainen.
Other Author Kinnunen, Tiina.
Kivimäki, Ville.
Other Title Print version: Finland in World War II. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012 9789004208940