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, tracing some of its roots back to Esotericism in Germany and Austria between 1880 and 1945. The foreword is by Rohan Butler, who had written The Roots of National Socialism in the 1930s. 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]

This book has been continually in print since its first publication in 1985, and has been translated into twelve languages, including French, Polish, Italian, Russian, Czech, German and Greek.[2] 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 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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