The Occult Roots of Nazism

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Cover of the 1992 edition

The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology: The Ariosophists of Austria and Germany, 1890-1935 is a book by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke about Nazi occultism and Ariosophy. The book also includes some information on Esotericism in Germany and Austria between 1880 and 1945. The book is based on Goodrick-Clarke's 1982 Ph.D. thesis The ariosophists of Austria and Germany 1890-1935: Reactionary political fantasy in relation to social anxiety.[1]

Rohan Butler, who had written The Roots of National Socialism in the 1930s, wrote the foreword.

First published in 1985, it was republished as a paperback by New York University Press in 1992 (ISBN 0-8147-3060-4), and more recently republished by I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd (ISBN 1-86064-973-4).

The book has been translated into French, Polish, Italian, Russian, Czech, German and Greek.[2]

The German edition features a preface and an additional essay Nationalsozialismus und Okkultismus (National Socialism and Occultism) (15 pages) by H.T. Hakl.

Publication history[edit]

The exact title of the book changed in the 1992 edition. Foreign language editions are also (partly) listed:

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke 1985: The Occult Roots of Nazism: The Ariosophists of Austria and Germany, 1890-1935, Wellingborough, England: The Aquarian Press. ISBN 0-85030-402-4.
1992: The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology, New York: New York University Press ISBN 978-0-8147-3060-7
2004: The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology, (Expanded with a new Preface) I.B. Tauris & Co. ISBN 1-86064-973-4.
French edition 1989: Les racines occultistes du nazisme: Les Aryosophistes en Autriche et en Allemagne 1890-1935 ISBN 2-86714-069-2.
Russian edition 1993: Оккультные корни нацизма
German edition 1997: Die okkulten Wurzeln des Nationalsozialismus. Graz, Austria: Stocker ISBN 3-7020-0795-4.
2. German edition 2000: Graz: Stocker ISBN 3-7020-0795-4.
3. German edition 2004: Wiesbaden: Marix-Verlag ISBN 3-937715-48-7.
Greek edition 2006: ΟΙ ΑΠΟΚΡΥΦΙΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΡΙΖΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΝΑΖΙΣΜΟΥ ISBN 960-8345-85-5
Czech edition 1998: Okultní kořeny nacismu: Rakouští a němečtí ariosofisté 1890-1935: Tajné árijské kulty a jejich vliv na nacistickou ideologii. Prague: Votobia ISBN 978-80-7220-023-8
2. Czech edition 2005: Okultní kořeny nacismu: Tajné árijské kulty a jejich vliv na nacistickou ideologii. Prague: Eminent ISBN 80-7281-278-5
Polish edition 2001: Okultystyczne źródła nazizmu. Warsaw: Bellona ISBN 978-83-11117-31-0
2. Polish edition 2011: Okultystyczne źródła nazizmu. Warsaw: Aletheia ISBN 978-83-61182-48-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scientific Commons". En.scientificcommons.org. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  2. ^ German edition, front jacket

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