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The science of the swastika

Author: Bernard Mees
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The swastika and similar symbols were employed by the ancestors of the modern-day Germans. With the Nazi seizure of power, studies of such ideographs became directly supported by the state. The Science of the Swastika is the first theoretically informed study of the relationship between an academic discipline and what the Nazis termed their Weltanschauung. It surveys the fate of Old Germanic studies under the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Mees
ISBN: 9639776181 9789639776180
OCLC Number: 182563630
Description: viii, 363 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Issues concerning the Teutons" --
The tradition of völkisch Germanism --
History and intuition --
The origins of ideographic studies --
Germanic resurgence --
National socialism and antiquity --
Intellectual prehistory --
Academic responses --
The expansion of the Ahnenerbe --
Into the academy --
Epilogue, aftermath --
Conclusion: The secret garden.
Responsibility: Bernard Mees.
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A study of the relationship between an academic discipline and what the Nazis termed their Weltanschauung. It looks at Sinnbildforschung, German ideograph or swastika studies and tells the tale of  Read more...

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