New PDF release: A Short History of Finland

By Fred Singleton

ISBN-10: 0521640695

ISBN-13: 9780521640695

This can be a moment version of the profitable examine of Finland within the English language. a brief heritage of Finland strains the ancient improvement of the rustic from its cost through the Finns within the first millennium advert to the current time, exploring Finland's prior reference to Sweden, the advanced courting with Russia that has ruled Finnish historical past some time past centuries, and the postwar achievements of the second one republic. This moment version has been revised and up-to-date via Emeritus Professor A. F. Upton, a number one pupil of Scandinavian historical past. It covers the influence of the break-up of the Soviet Union and brings occasions as much as Finland's admission to the ecu Union in 1995.

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The nobles rebelled and forced the king to share his royal authority with two of his sons. In the election of 1362, which raised Magnus's son Haakon to his kingly status, the right of Finland to send its representatives was recognized. The Bishop of Turku came as the voice of the clergy and a member of the Bielke family, who was considered to be a rebel, was chosen as lagman, or chief magistrate, to represent the laity. The Bielke family have been described by one writer on Swedish history as being part of 'the high aristocracy, those twenty or thirty families whose names are writ large on every page of Swedish history/ The power of the nobles showed itself again in 1364, when the unfortunate Haakon and his family were overthrown, and the leading nobles invited a German prince, Albert of Mecklenburg, to ascend the Swedish throne.

In the election of 1362, which raised Magnus's son Haakon to his kingly status, the right of Finland to send its representatives was recognized. The Bishop of Turku came as the voice of the clergy and a member of the Bielke family, who was considered to be a rebel, was chosen as lagman, or chief magistrate, to represent the laity. The Bielke family have been described by one writer on Swedish history as being part of 'the high aristocracy, those twenty or thirty families whose names are writ large on every page of Swedish history/ The power of the nobles showed itself again in 1364, when the unfortunate Haakon and his family were overthrown, and the leading nobles invited a German prince, Albert of Mecklenburg, to ascend the Swedish throne.

He also sought allies abroad, from as far away as the Netherlands, because Dutch traders were showing a lively interest in the Baltic trade. He encouraged his commander in Finland, Knut Posse, to enlist help from the Teutonic knights and from the Jagellonians of Poland, who were sworn enemies of Moscow. After the death of Casimir IV of Poland in 1492, Poland endured a period of internal disruption and was also involved in war with the Turks and was unable to participate in what was intended to be a crusade against the Muscovites.

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