Meanings of an Urban Space

ab 29,90 

Kimmo Katajala (Ed.)

Understanding the historical layers of Vyborg

ISBN 978-3-643-90784-4
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2016
Seiten 308
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Mittel- und Ostmitteleuropastudien

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90784-4 Kategorien: , ,


After wars, borders tend to shift. With changing borders,
many towns have moved from one state to another. This may
happen to one town several times during its history. These
historical layers can still be seen in the urban space.

Vyborg, a town in present-day Russia near the
Finnish-Russian border, has just such a complex history. It
has belonged to the Swedish realm, Russian Empire, Finland,
the Soviet Union and now, again, to Russia. Traces of this
multifaceted past are still visible in the town today.

In this book, we study the processes that shaped the urban
space of Vyborg and how its complex past and historical
layers have been interpreted up until today.

Kimmo Katajala is Professor of History in the
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies at the
University of Eastern Finland.