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The explorer's roadmap to national-socialism : Sven Hedin, geography and the path to genocide

Author: Sarah Kristina Danielsson
Publisher: Farnham, Surey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Connects the geographic community to the intellectual history of the development of National-Socialist ideology and genocidal practices. This book demonstrates how colonial, racial and nationalistic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Sven Anders Hedin; Sven Anders Hedin; Sven Anders Hedin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Kristina Danielsson
ISBN: 9781409432128 1409432122 9781409432135 1409432130
OCLC Number: 765880226
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Minnesota, 2005.
Description: vi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: at the heart of the matter: the politics of science --
Part I. From geographer to political activist, 1880-1933: Geographical knowledge is world power: Sven Hedin's rise to fame and influence, 1885-1903; the ideological conviction of a germanic nationalist: Hedin the agitator, 1904-1913; at the front lines of the great war: defending the Germanic cause, 1914-1918; "there is a cancer in the middle of Europe": Hedin's national-socialist blue-print, 1919-1934 --
Part II. The Nazi years and the aftermath, 1934-1952: The hour of retribution has struck: the fateful years, 1935-1938; on a mission in Berlin: plans for the East and the move towards genocide, 1939-1941; the truest friend of the Third Reich: justifying genocide, 1942-1945; the final years: Sven Hedin, Apologia pro vita sua --
Conclusion: the politics of science: in defense of the indefensible.
Responsibility: Sarah K. Danielsson.

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