Reviews

In the spirit of Linnaeus and the footsteps of Thunberg. The last research voyage

+ C. F. Hornstedt. Brev från Batavia: En resa till Ostindien 1782–1786. [Letters from Batavia: A Journey to the East Indies, 1782–1786]. Christina Granroth, editor, in collaboration with Patricia Berg and Maren Jonasson. Helsinki & Stockholm, the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, and Atlantis, 2008. 418 pages, illustrated.

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September, 1808. A month that sealed Finland’s fate

+ Nils Erik Forsgård. September 1808. Helsinki, Söderströms 2008. 233 pages.

By Martin Hårdstedt Inga kommentarer till A month that sealed Finland’s fate

Dissertation review. In search of the non-Soviet person

+ Matilda Dahl. States under Scrutiny: International Organizations, Transformation and the Construction of Progress. Doctoral Thesis in Business Administration at Stockholm University, Sweden 2007. (Södertörn University). 224 pages.

By Guje Sevón Inga kommentarer till In search of the non-Soviet person

Biography. A noblesse oblige out of step with time

+ Thomas von Vegesack. Utan hem i tiden. Berättelsen om Arved.[Not at Home in Time. The Story of Arved]. Stockholm: Norstedts 2008. 175 pages.

By Johan Eellend Inga kommentarer till A noblesse oblige out of step with time

Four on-the-spot accounts. The Baltic countries’ path to the future is paved with shadows of the past

+ Arne Bengtsson. Bronssoldatens hämnd: Baltiska betraktelser. [The Revenge of the Bronze Soldier: Baltic Reflections]. Vimmerby: grannland.com 2007. 411 pages.

+ Arne Bengtsson. Hotad frihet: Baltisk kris i skuggan av Moskva. [Threatened Freedom: Baltic Crisis in the Shadow of Moscow]. Vimmerby: grannland.com 2008. 365 pages.

+ Peter Handberg. Undergångens skuggor: missiler och möten: reportage. [Shadows of the Demise: Missiles and Meetings: Reports]. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur 2007. 206 pages.

+ Peter Handberg. Kärleksgraven: Baltiska resor. [The Tomb of Love: Baltic Journeys ]. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur 2008. 326 pages.

By Torbjörn Eng Inga kommentarer till The Baltic countries’ path to the future is paved with shadows of the past

A sense of moral superiority. Russian intellectuals

+ Laurie Manchester Holy Fathers, Secular Sons. Clergy, Intelligentsia and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia. Northern Illinois University Press 2008. 288 pages.

By Anna Janowiak Inga kommentarer till Russian intellectuals

A pathbreaker. Robert Conquest and Soviet studies during the Cold War

+ Paul Hollander (ed.) Political Violence: Belief, Behavior, and Legitimation. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2008. 272 pages.

By Lennart Samuelson 2 kommentarer till Robert Conquest and Soviet studies during the Cold War

Professional ethics. Has there ever been a Finnish-German common destiny?

+ Marjatta Hietala. De finländska forskarna och orienteringen mot Tyskland under andra världskriget. [The Finnish Researchers and the Orientation Towards Germany during World War II], in Historiska och litteraturhistoriska studier 83 [Historical and Literary-Historical Studies 83] (Malin Bredbacka-Grahn and Johan Strömberg, eds.). Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland: Helsingfors/Helsinki 2008.

By Thorsten Nybom Inga kommentarer till Has there ever been a Finnish-German common destiny?

A German who has traveled far. The man behind Echolot

+ Dirk Hempel. Walter Kempowski – Eine bürgerliche Biographie. Verlagsgruppe Random House (2007).

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Environment. The country of mountains of black ash

+ Jane Dawson Eco-Nationalism: Anti-Nuclear Activism and National Identity in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Duke University Press, 221 pages. Rurik Holmberg Survival of the Unfit: Path Dependence and the Estonian Oil Shale Industry. Linköping University, 345 pages.

By Per Högselius Inga kommentarer till The country of mountains of black ash