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Silva Fennica 1926-1997
Acta Forestalia Fennica

Articles by Pekka Virtanen

Category: Article

article id 5336, category Article
Pekka Virtanen. (1987). Kansanperinteen metsäkuvia. Silva Fennica vol. 21 no. 4 article id 5336.
English title: The forest in Finnish folk lore.
Original keywords: kansanperinne; metsähistoria; metsäperinne
English keywords: forest history; folklore; forest traditions
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Several views to forest’s role in the Finnish folklore are presented. They clearly show how many important dimensions forests have had in Finnish life. Descriptions concentrate on forest-related traditions of ancient times. They give a basis to examining the role of forests in the modern Finnish mind.

The paper is based on a lecture given in the seminar 'The forest as a Finnish cultural entity’, held in Helsinki in 1986. The PDF includes a summary in English.

  • Virtanen, E-mail: pv@mm.unknown (email)
article id 5321, category Article
Aarne Reunala, Pekka Virtanen. (1987). Metsä suomalaisten elämässä. Silva Fennica vol. 21 no. 4 article id 5321.
English title: The forest as a Finnish cultural entity.
Original keywords: maisema; seminaari; kulttuuri; metsä; identiteetti; symboli; kansanperinne
English keywords: forest; landscape; seminar; culture; identity; symbol; folklore
Abstract | View details | Full text in PDF | Author Info

This publication consists of 16 papers on importance of forests to Finns, mainly from the viewpoint of various social and humanistic sciences. The articles are based on lectures given to a seminar organized in Helsinki, December 18-19, 1986.

This paper includes preface and list of the speeches in English.

  • Reunala, E-mail:
  • Virtanen, E-mail:

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