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The Resource Hitler's monsters : a supernatural history of the Third Reich, Eric Kurlander

Hitler's monsters : a supernatural history of the Third Reich, Eric Kurlander

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Hitler's monsters : a supernatural history of the Third Reich
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Hitler's monsters
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a supernatural history of the Third Reich
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Eric Kurlander
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Hitlers monsters
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a supernatural history of the Third Reich
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eng
Summary
"The definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich in the service of power. The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler's personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, witchcraft, miracle weapons, and the lost kingdom of Atlantis in reimagining German politics and society and recasting German science and religion. In this eye-opening history, Eric Kurlander reveals how the Third Reich's relationship to the supernatural was far from straightforward. Even as popular occultism and superstition were intermittently rooted out, suppressed, and outlawed, the Nazis drew upon a wide variety of occult practices and esoteric sciences to gain power, shape propaganda and policy, and pursue their dreams of racial utopia and empire"--
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A history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany explores the occult ideas, esoteric sciences and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich, whose relationship with the otherworldly was far from straightforward and was used to gain power and shape propaganda and policy
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10571294
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1973-
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Kurlander, Eric
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943.086
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Germany
  • Supernatural
  • Occultism
  • Paganism
  • Superstition
  • National socialism and occultism
  • Religion and politics
  • Political culture
  • Popular culture
  • Germany
  • HISTORY
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
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adult
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a supernatural history of the Third Reich
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Hitler's monsters : a supernatural history of the Third Reich, Eric Kurlander
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-406) and index
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Contents
The Supernatural Roots of Nazism : Ario-Germanic Religion, Border Science, and the Austro-German Occult Revival, 1889-1914 -- From the Thule Society to the NSDAP : Fashioning the Nazi Supernatural Imaginary, 1912-24 -- Exploiting Hitler's Magic : From Weimar's Horrors to Visions of the Third Reich -- The Third Reich's War on the Occult : Anti-Occultism, Hitler's Magicians' Controversy, and the Hess Action -- The Stars Come Down to Frozen Earth : Border Science in the Third Reich -- Lucifer's Court : Ario-Germanic Paganism, Indo-Aryan Spirituality, and the Nazi Search for Alternative Religions -- The Supernatural and the Second World War : Folklore and Border Science in Foreign Policy, Propaganda, and Military Operations -- Monstrous Science : Racial Resettlement, Human Experiments, and the Holocaust -- Nazi Twilight : Miracle Weapons, Supernatural Partisans, and the Collapse of the Third Reich
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ocn961310003
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 422 pages
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9780300189452
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2017005559
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)961310003
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Hitler's monsters : a supernatural history of the Third Reich, Eric Kurlander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-406) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
The Supernatural Roots of Nazism : Ario-Germanic Religion, Border Science, and the Austro-German Occult Revival, 1889-1914 -- From the Thule Society to the NSDAP : Fashioning the Nazi Supernatural Imaginary, 1912-24 -- Exploiting Hitler's Magic : From Weimar's Horrors to Visions of the Third Reich -- The Third Reich's War on the Occult : Anti-Occultism, Hitler's Magicians' Controversy, and the Hess Action -- The Stars Come Down to Frozen Earth : Border Science in the Third Reich -- Lucifer's Court : Ario-Germanic Paganism, Indo-Aryan Spirituality, and the Nazi Search for Alternative Religions -- The Supernatural and the Second World War : Folklore and Border Science in Foreign Policy, Propaganda, and Military Operations -- Monstrous Science : Racial Resettlement, Human Experiments, and the Holocaust -- Nazi Twilight : Miracle Weapons, Supernatural Partisans, and the Collapse of the Third Reich
Control code
ocn961310003
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780300189452
Lccn
2017005559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961310003

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