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Nordicism and Modernity

Authors: Forssling, Gregers

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  • O​ffers a complete narrative of the development of Nordicism, from its roots in the National Romantic movement of the late eighteenth century
  • Examines Nordicism as a phenomenon with its own narrative, rather than as discreet episodes in works studying aspects of Eugenics, Nationalism, Nazism and the reception history of ancient Nordic culture
  • Defines Nordicism as a process of myth creation protecting both the individual and society from the challenges and terror of an ever-changing and accelerating state of modernity
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This book offers a complete narrative of the development of Nordicism, from its roots in the National Romantic movement of the late eighteenth century, through to its most notorious manifestation in Nazi Germany, and finally to the fragmented forms that still remain in contemporary society. It is distinctive in treating Nordicism as a phenomenon with its own narrative, rather than as discreet episodes in works studying aspects of Eugenics, Nationalism, Nazism and the reception history of Old Norse culture. It is also distinctive in applying to this narrative a framework of analysis derived from the parallel theories of Roger Griffin and Zygmunt Bauman, to examine Nordicism as a process of myth creation protecting both the individual and society from the challenges and terror of an ever-changing and accelerating state of modernity. 

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Gregers Einer Forssling was born in Hørsholm, Denmark and brought up and educated in the UK. In 2019, he was awarded a PhD in history by Oxford Brookes University. His research interests include the reception history of Norse culture, Anglo-Scandinavian culture during the Viking Age and the socio-cultural dynamics of Nazism.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nordicism and Modernity
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61210-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61210-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61209-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 267
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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