Between Occultism and Nazism: Anthroposophy and the Politics of Race in the Fascist Era

Peter Staudenmaier's study Between Occultism and Nazism examines the controversial history of Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophist movement in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy as a case study in the political significance of esoteric and alternative spiritual groups.

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Main Author: Staudenmaier, Peter 1965-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden BRILL 2014
Edition:1st ed.
Series/Journal:Aries Book Ser. v.17
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Anthroposophy / Occultism / National Socialism
Further subjects:B Italy ; Politics and government ; 1922-1945
B National socialism and occultism
B Fascism and culture ; Italy
B Electronic books
B Germany ; Politics and government ; 1933-1945
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Summary:Peter Staudenmaier's study Between Occultism and Nazism examines the controversial history of Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophist movement in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy as a case study in the political significance of esoteric and alternative spiritual groups.
Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction Spiritual Science and the Modern Occult Revival -- Chapter 1 Germany's Savior: Rudolf Steiner on Race and Redemption -- Chapter 2 The Politics of the Unpolitical: German Anthroposophy in Theory and Practice Before 1933 -- Chapter 3 Accommodation, Collaboration, Persecution: Anthroposophy in the Shadow of National Socialism, 1933-1945 -- Chapter 4 The German Essence Shall Heal the World: Ideological Affinities between Anthroposophy and Nazism -- Chapter 5 Education for the National Community? Waldorf Schools in the Third Reich -- Chapter 6 The Nazi Campaign against Occultism -- Chapter 7 The Spirit of the Race and the Soul of the Nation: Anthroposophy and the Rise of Fascism in Italy -- Chapter 8 Spiritual Racism in Power: Italian Anthroposophists and the Fascist Racial Laws, 1938-1945 -- Conclusion Occultism and Nazism in Historical Perspective -- Sources and Bibliography -- Index.
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ISBN:9004270159