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Author Danielsson, Sarah Kristina.

Title The explorer's roadmap to National-Socialism : Sven Hedin, geography and the path to genocide / Sarah K. Danielsson
Published Farnham : Ashgate, [2012]


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Description vi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: at the heart of the matter: the politics of science -- Part I. From geographer to political activist, 1880-1933: Geographical knowledge is world power: Sven Hedin's rise to fame and influence, 1885-1903; the ideological conviction of a germanic nationalist: Hedin the agitator, 1904-1913; at the front lines of the great war: defending the Germanic cause, 1914-1918; "there is a cancer in the middle of Europe": Hedin's national-socialist blue-print, 1919-1934 -- Part II. The Nazi years and the aftermath, 1934-1952: The hour of retribution has struck: the fateful years, 1935-1938; on a mission in Berlin: plans for the East and the move towards genocide, 1939-1941; the truest friend of the Third Reich: justifying genocide, 1942-1945; the final years: Sven Hedin, Apologia pro vita sua -- Conclusion: the politics of science: in defense of the indefensible
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952 -- Political activity -- Germany.
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952 -- Political and social views.
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952 -- Political activity.
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952.
Explorers -- Sweden -- Biography.
Geopolitics -- Germany -- History.
National socialism and intellectuals.
National socialism and science.
National socialism -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2011045040
ISBN 1409432122 (hbk.)
9781409432128 (hbk.)