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Between occultism and Nazism : anthroposophy and the politics of race in the fascist era, By Peter Staudenmaier

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Between occultism and Nazism : anthroposophy and the politics of race in the fascist era
Title
Between occultism and Nazism
Title remainder
anthroposophy and the politics of race in the fascist era
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By Peter Staudenmaier
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Language
eng
Summary
The relationship between Nazism and occultism has been an object of fascination and speculation for decades. Peter Staudenmaier's Between Occultism and Nazism provides a detailed historical examination centered on the anthroposophist movement founded by Rudolf Steiner. Its surprising findings reveal a remarkable level of Nazi support for Waldorf schools, biodynamic farming, and other anthroposophist initiatives, even as Nazi officials attempted to suppress occult tendencies. The book also includes an analysis of anthroposophist involvement in the racial policies of Fascist Italy. Based on extensive archival research, this study offers rich material on controversial questions about the nature of esoteric spirituality and alternative cultural ideals and their political resonance.--
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1965-
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Staudenmaier, Peter
Dewey number
299.935094309043
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Aries book series
Series volume
17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steiner, Rudolf
  • National socialism and occultism
  • Fascism and culture
  • Theosophy
  • Racism
  • Germany
  • Italy
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Between occultism and Nazism : anthroposophy and the politics of race in the fascist era, By Peter Staudenmaier
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : spiritual science and the modern occult revival -- Germany's savior : Rudolf Steiner on race and redemption -- The politics of the unpolitical : German anthroposophy in theory and practice before 1933 -- Accommodation, collaboration, persecution : anthroposophy in the shadow of National Socialism, 1933-1945 -- The German essence shall heal the world : ideological affinities between anthroposophy and Nazism -- Education for the national community? : Waldorf Schools in the Third Reich -- The Nazi campaign against occultism -- The spirit of the race and the soul of the nation : anthroposophy and the rise of fascism in Italy -- Spiritual racism in power : Italian anthroposophists and the fascist racial laws, 1938-1945 -- Conclusion : occultism and Nazism in historical perspective
Control code
FIEb17535013
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 412 pages
Isbn
9789004264076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • FIE
  • (OCoLC)868511506
Label
Between occultism and Nazism : anthroposophy and the politics of race in the fascist era, By Peter Staudenmaier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : spiritual science and the modern occult revival -- Germany's savior : Rudolf Steiner on race and redemption -- The politics of the unpolitical : German anthroposophy in theory and practice before 1933 -- Accommodation, collaboration, persecution : anthroposophy in the shadow of National Socialism, 1933-1945 -- The German essence shall heal the world : ideological affinities between anthroposophy and Nazism -- Education for the national community? : Waldorf Schools in the Third Reich -- The Nazi campaign against occultism -- The spirit of the race and the soul of the nation : anthroposophy and the rise of fascism in Italy -- Spiritual racism in power : Italian anthroposophists and the fascist racial laws, 1938-1945 -- Conclusion : occultism and Nazism in historical perspective
Control code
FIEb17535013
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 412 pages
Isbn
9789004264076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • FIE
  • (OCoLC)868511506

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