Mauno Jokipii

Mauno Jokipii
Born August 21, 1924
Helsinki, Finland
Died January 2, 2007(2007-01-02) (aged 82)
Jyväskylä, Finland
Professor Mauno Jokipii presenting a meeting place of Iron Age in Eura, Finland at 1992.

Mauno Jokipii (21 August 1924 – 2 January 2007)[1] was a Finnish professor at the University of Jyväskylä in history[2] specializing in World War II.[1] He was a thorough investigator and a prolific author. Among his works were studies of the local history of Jyväskylä and the university[3] and historical province of Satakunta.

Jokipii was born in Helsinki. Jokipii attended University of Helsinki from 1952 to 1959,[4] and began publishing almost immediately (1954). He received his doctorate in Philosophy in 1957.[1] He was Dean of the History-Linguistics department from 1960 to 1966.[2]

Although some of his early works had been noted, Jokipii sprung on the world scene with his 900-page study of the Finnish SS battalion in World War II. This study established a new level of detail in World War II military history.[5] Jokipii's massive work The Continuation War: An Investigation of German-Finnish Military Collaboration 1940-1941 firmly established him as a world scholar and moved the debate about German Finnish relations during World War II to a new level.[6]

Jokipii died in Jyväskylä.

Selected publications


  1. 1 2 3 "Mauno Jokipii" (in Swedish). Uppslagsverket. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Professori Jokipii kuollut" (in Finnish). Yle News. 3 January 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  3. "Seminaarista yliopistoksi – monikerroksinen kampus kertoo yliopiston vaiheista Esittelykalvoja. Jyväskylän yliopisto" (in Finnish). Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  4. Korhonen, Teppo. "Sata Vuotta Maatalousmuseotoimintaa". University of Helsinki. Retrieved 2 January 2007.
  5. Hamalainen, Pekka Kalevi (December 1969) "Review: Panttipataljoona: Suomalaisen SS-pataljoonan Historia by Mauno Jokipii" The American Historical Review 75(2): pp. 521-522
  6. Hamalainen, Pekka Kalevi (December 1989) "Review: Mauno Jokipii Jatkosodan synty: tutkimuksia Saksan ja Suomen sotilaallisesta yhteistyöstä 1940-41" The American Historical Review 94(5): p. 1413
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