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The Resource Revisiting the "Nazi occult" : histories, realities, legacies, edited by Monica Black and Eric Kurlander

Revisiting the "Nazi occult" : histories, realities, legacies, edited by Monica Black and Eric Kurlander

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Revisiting the "Nazi occult" : histories, realities, legacies
Title
Revisiting the "Nazi occult"
Title remainder
histories, realities, legacies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Monica Black and Eric Kurlander
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Scholars have debated the role of the occult in Nazism since it first appeared on the German political landscape in the 1920s. After 1945, a consensus held that occultism - an ostensibly anti-modern, irrational blend of pseudo-religious and -scientific practices and ideas - had directly facilitated Nazism's rise. More recently, scholarly debate has denied the occult a role in shaping the Third Reich, emphasizing the Nazis' hostility to esoteric religion and alternative forms of knowledge. Bringing together cutting-edge scholarship on the topic, this volume calls for a fundamental reappraisal of these positions. The book is divided into three chronological sections. The first, on the period 1890 to 1933, looks at the esoteric philosophies and occult movements that influenced both the leaders of the Nazi movement and ordinary Germans who became its adherents. The second, on the Third Reich in power, explores how the occult and alternative religious belief informed Nazism as an ideological, political, and cultural system. The third looks at Nazism's occult legacies. In emphasizing both continuities and disjunctures, this book promises to re-open and re-energize debate on the occult roots and legacies of Nazism, and with it our understanding of German cultural and intellectual history over the past century. Contributors: Monica Black; Jeff Hayton; Oded Heilbronner; Eric Kurlander; Fabian Link and J. Laurence Hare; Anna Lux; Perry Myers; John Ondrovcik; Michael E. O'Sullivan; Jared Poley; Uwe Schellinger, Andreas Anton, and Michael T. Schetsche; Peter Staudenmaier. Monica Black is Associate Professor and Associate Head of the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Eric Kurlander is Professor of Modern European History at Stetson University
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
130.943/09043
Index
index present
LC call number
DD256.5
LC item number
.R4355 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1968-
  • 1973-
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  • Black, Monica
  • Kurlander, Eric
Series statement
German history in context
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  • National socialism and occultism
  • Secret societies
  • Mythology, Germanic
  • Occultism
  • Germany
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Revisiting the "Nazi occult" : histories, realities, legacies, edited by Monica Black and Eric Kurlander
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781782046080
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782046080
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Revisiting the "Nazi occult" : histories, realities, legacies, edited by Monica Black and Eric Kurlander
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Jun 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781782046080
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782046080
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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