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Aryan idols : Indo-European mythology as ideology and science

Author: Stefan Arvidsson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Critically examining the discourse of Indo-European scholarship over the past two hundred years, Aryan Idols demonstrates how the interconnected concepts of "Indo-European" and "Aryan" as ethnic categories have been shaped by, and used for, various ideologies. Stefan Arvidsson traces the evolution of the Aryan idea through the nineteenth century--from its roots in Bible-based classifications and William Jones's
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Arvidsson
ISBN: 0226028607 9780226028606
OCLC Number: 62172703
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Description: xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From Noah's sons to the Aryan race: the foundation is laid --
A place in the sun: the paradigm of nature mythology --
Primitive Aryans: research near the beginning of the twentieth century --
Order and barbarism: Aryan religion in the Third Reich --
Horsemen from the east: alternatives to Nazi research.
Other Titles: Ariska idoler.
Responsibility: Stefan Arvidsson ; translated by Sonia Wichmann.
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"Aryan Idols traces the politics of scholarship on Indo-European (or Aryan, in the discourse that predominated until 1945) religion, especially as it interacted with nationalism and racial theories, Read more...

 
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