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HISEP4 The Age of Modernisation 5 ECTS
Organised by
Nordic Perspective on European History

Learning outcomes

The aim is to give student a basic knowledge on the modernisation processes in Nordic Countries c. 1800 - 2000 AD.


The unit gives insights to industrialization, nationalism, socialism, the emergence of the civic society, and social issues such as labour and gender.

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Course material for book examinations and/or as written assignments:


Please choose two of the following according to your own interests:

Hall, Thomas (ed), Planning and Urban Growth in the Nordic Countries (1991)

Heikkinen, Sakari, Labour and Market. Workers, Wages and Living Standards in Finland 1850-1913 (1997)

Hietala, Marjatta, Services and Urbanization at the Turn of the Century. The Diffusion of Innovations (1989)

Kirby, David, The Baltic World, 1772-1993. Europe’s Norther Periphery in an Age of Change


Polvinen, Tuomo, Imperical Borderland: Bobrikov and the Attempted Russification of Finland, 1898-1904 (1995)

Hjerppe, Riitta, The Finnish Economy 1860—1985. Growth and Structural Change (1989)

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Nordic Perspective on European History (Nordic Perspective on European History)
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities