History in the Cold War and the Cold War in the Present

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The Cold War and the Politics of History

Title: History in the Cold War and the Cold War in the Present
Author: Aunesluoma, Juhano; Kettunen, Pauli
Editor: Aunesluoma, Juhani; Kettunen, Pauli
Publisher: Department of Social Science History, University of Helsinki & Edita
Date: 2008
Language: en
ISBN: 978-952-10-5375-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10224/4688
Abstract: Introduction to the book: This book is on the Cold War and the politics of history. It is a multidimensional subject. On one hand, it concerns the different roles of history in the confrontations called the Cold War. The topic includes, on the other hand, the many-faceted presence of Cold War experiences, interpretations and conclusions in post-Cold-War politics. The very concept of the Cold War should be seen as a historical interpretation that has varied and changed over time. The way in which it has been periodized in post-1990 historical research obviously differs from the ways people between the late 1940s and the late 1980s conceived of their experiences and expectations.
Subject: cold war
politics of history
Subject (ysa): kylmä sota
poliittinen historia


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