Scholars have debated the role of the occult in Nazism since it first appeared on the German political landscape in the 1920s. After 1945, a consensus held that occultism — an ostensibly anti-modern, irrational blend of pseudo-religious and -scientific practices and ideas — had directly facilitated Nazism’s rise. More recently, scholarly debate has denied the occult a role in shaping the Third Reich, emphasizing the Nazis’ hostility to esoteric religion and alternative forms of knowledge….
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New collection of essays promising to re-energize the debate on Nazism's occult roots and legacies and thus our understanding of German cultural and intellectual history over the p..
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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..
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This book addresses key questions about liberal democrats and their activities in Germany from 1933 to the end of the Nazi regime. While it is commonly assumed that liberals fled t..
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The first book to provide the English-speaking reader with the revisionist interpretation of the role of the state and philanthropy in Germany that is increasingly embraced by Germ..
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Erratum: The publisher deeply regrets a file error in the printed index, which has resulted in the replacement of note notations (n) with en dashes. The corrected file can be downl..
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This book explores how the East German Writers Union became a site for the contestation of writers' roles in GDR society with consequences well beyond the literary community...
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Provides the first comprehensive analysis of the history of returning German POWs after the Second World War, explored as a history of memory both during Germany's division and aft..
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Bringing together incisive contributions from an international group of colleagues and former students, Modern Germany in Transatlantic Perspective takes stock of the field of Germ..
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History is written by the winners—and the powerful—but how much of it is fiction? And who is really in control today? From the dawn of civilization to the 21st century, from an..
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Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas. Oshun’s Daughters examin..