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Remapping Journalism History:Development of the Press in the Swedish Empire and Its Former Colonies Finland, Estonia and Livonia until the Early 20th Century
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
2011 (English)In: Medien & Zeit, ISSN 0259-7446, Vol. 26, no 4, 25-35 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

With history writing in general, press history is often linked to the framework of the nationstate. Such nationalist approaches may, however, lead to a fragmented view of history. We should remember that many current European nation states have fairly short histories, and, even old kingdoms, such as Sweden, have changed shape several times. During the 17th and 18th century, the Swedish Empire included Finland, Estonia, Livonia, Ingria, Pomerania, Wismar and Bremen/Verden, and the previously Danish areas in the south and northwest. Later, Sweden even had small colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. The empire, however, began to disintegrate during the Great Nordic War. During the 18th century Finland, Estonia and Livonia belonged to the Russian Empire. My purpose is to provide an overview of the development of the press in the Swedish Empire and the 19th century Finland, Estonia and Livonia, and discuss limitations of national perspectives.

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Wien: Arbeitskreis für Historische Kommunikationsforschung (AHK) , 2011. Vol. 26, no 4, 25-35 p.
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Comparativ press history, Sweden, Finland, Estonia
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Media Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65969OAI: diva2:479377
Available from: 2013-01-18 Created: 2011-12-16 Last updated: 2013-01-18Bibliographically approved

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