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

Staudenmaier, Peter, 1965-
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Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, [2014]

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vii, 412 pages ; 25 cm.


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.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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