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Blood and Soil

Blood and Soil

A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur

  • Author: Ben Kiernan
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300100983
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 724
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Kiernan examines outbreaks of mass violence from the classical era to the present, focusing on worldwide colonial exterminations and 20th-century case studies including the Armenian genocide, the Nazi Holocaust, Stalins mass murders, and the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides.

Blood and Soil

Blood and Soil

Richard Walther Darré and Hitler's "Green Party"

  • Author: Anna Bramwell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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Blood and Soil

Blood and Soil

The Memoir of a Third Reich Brandenburger

  • Author: Sepp de Giampietro
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781784383411
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_'The author is a sympathetic narrator and he has told his story... with genuine verve and style... [His] South Tyrolean origins, and his role in the Brandenburg Division make the book very distinctive._' Roger Moorhouse. The Brandenburgers were Hitler's Special Forces, a band of mainly foreign German nationals who used disguise and fluency in other languages to complete daring missions into enemy territory. Overshadowed by stories of their Allied equivalents, their history has largely been ignored, making this memoir all the more extraordinary. First published in German in 1984, de Giampietro's highly-personal and eloquent memoir is a vivid account of his experiences. In astonishing detail, he delves into the reality of life in the unit from everyday concerns and politics to training and involvement in Brandenburg missions. He details the often foolhardy missions undertaken under the command of Theodor von Hippel including the June 1941 seizure of the Duna bridges in Dunaburg and the attempted capture of the bridge at Bataisk where half of his unit were killed. Translated into English for the first time, this is a unique insight into a fascinating slice of German wartime history, both as an account of the Brandenburgers and within the very particular context of the author's South Tyrolean origins. Given the very perilous nature of their missions very few of these specially-trained soldiers survived the Second World War and much knowledge of the unit has been lost forever. Widely regarded as the predecessor of today's special forces units, this fascinating account brings to life the Brandenburger Division and its part in history in vivid and compelling detail.

Framing Places

Framing Places

Mediating Power in Built Form

  • Author: Kim Dovey
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415173681
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 218
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Framing Places investigates how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. It is an account of how our lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities we inhabit. Kim Dovey contends that the nature of architecture and urban design, their silent framings of everyday life, lend them to practices of coercion, seduction and authorization. The book draws from a broad range of social theories and deploys three primary analyses of built form, namely the analysis of spatial structure, the interpretation of constructed meanings and the interpretation of lived experience. These approaches to programme text and place, are woven together through a series of narratives on specific cities (Berlin, Beijing and Canberra and Melbourne) and building types (this corporate tower, shopping mall and domestic house).

How Green Were the Nazis?

How Green Were the Nazis?

Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich

  • Author: Franz-Josef Brüggemeier,Mark Cioc,Thomas Zeller
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 0821416472
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
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The Nazis created nature preserves, contemplated sustainable forestry, curbed air pollution, and designed the autobahn highway network as a way of bringing Germans closer to nature. How Green Were the Nazis? is the first book to examine the ideology and practice of environmental protection in Nazi Germany. Environmentalists and conservationists in Germany welcomed the rise of the Nazi regime with open arms, for the most part, and hoped that it would bring about legal and institutional changes. However, environmentalists soon realized that the rhetorical attention that they received from the regime did not always translate into action. By the late 1930s, nature and the environment became less pressing concerns as Nazi Germany prepared and executed its extensive war. Based on prodigious archival research, and written by some of the most important scholars in the field of twentieth-century German history, How Green Were the Nazis? illuminates the ideological overlap between Nazi ideas and conservationist agendas. Moreover, this landmark book underscores that the "green" policies of the Nazis were more than a mere episode or aberration in environmental history.------EDITORS---Franz-Josef Brueggemeier is a professor of history at the university of Freiburg, Germany. He has published extensively in the field of environmental history in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe.Mark Cioc is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and editor of the journal Environmental History. He is the author of The Rhine: An Eco-Biography, 1815-2000. Thomas Zeller is an assistant professor in the department of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Strae, Bahn, Panorama, translated as Driving Germany.

Aryan Bible

Aryan Bible

Blood and Soil

  • Author: Honky Wood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781075626531
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Join the world wide movement to rediscover the ancient Pagan religion of strength, courage, self reliance, and honor. Aryanism is the belief that we descended from an mythological ancient race of white people with blue eyes. They were all beautiful, lived to be a thousand years and had amazing mental abilities of telepathy and telekenesis. We lost these amazing abilities by inter-breeding with heathen races. Aryanism will regain these abilities through careful selective breeding. Aryans are masters of genetics. We are the only race to create thousands of domesticated breeds of dogs, cats, cattle, horses, swine, fowl, and plants to include food crops, trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses. We will become a super intelligent interstellar people within 200 years.

The Blood the Soil the Gold

The Blood the Soil the Gold

And the World's First One Billion Dollar Thoroughbred

  • Author: Tim Gard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780980309607
  • Category: Horse racing
  • Page: 450
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In the wake of earlier best-selling releases, we now announce the launching of a book predicted to be a sustained seller over the long term. Initial media and industry comments about the publication are exceptionally positive. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has recently acknowledged receipt of her own leather bound copy from the author for her 82nd birthday. This groundbreaking 480-page non-fiction tome on the history and spread of the thoroughbred breed of racehorse has no peer. It contains some highly commercial features that will appeal not only to those who are interested in the sport of racing but also to those intrigued by one of the world's most valuable commodities, the most valuable horse estimated by the author, Tim Gard, to be worth 'ONE BILLION DOLLARS'.

Societies, Corporations and the Nation State

Societies, Corporations and the Nation State

  • Author: Erwin K. Scheuch,David Sciulli
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004116641
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 257
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These papers, from the 1997 Cologne conference of the International Institute of Sociology, are written by major, contemporary sociologists. A number of issues are discussed, including freedom of societies; the privatisation of belief, ethnicity, and globalisation; East-West relations; and institutional rehabilitation.

Blood, Soil and Art

Blood, Soil and Art

  • Author: Marilyn Ekdahl Ravicz
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1425706460
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 413
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The years immediately preceding World War II in Italy were full of social changes, the phenomenal growth of Fascism and the confusing death of old ideas, values and classes. New dangers and challenges burgeoned until it seemed as if the frantic energy of a masquerade ball prevailed with everyone wearing fancy uniforms and dreaming of conquest. In neighboring Germany, the ranting and rampaging birth of Nazi ideas was followed by Hitler's lightning-strike invasions of European neighbors. These strikes were aimed to gain land and power, change old ideas, entrench and strengthen pure Aryan racially-grounded Nazi values, as well as destroy anything or anyone not compatible with the goals of the glorious Third Reich. Aware that artworks embody ideals and educate people through their symbolic power, the Nazis engaged in a multi-faceted program dedicated to destroy all artworks inconsistent with their views, and to substitute only art and architecture that idealized Aryan purity and Nazidom. To that end, they developed organizations and programs, built museums, filled them with carefully vetted art, outlawed all avant garde and non-Aryan artists, and proceeded to loot desirable artworks from occupied countries. They then stored or displayed their loot in their palaces or museums as fodder for propaganda and self-aggrandizement. Hitler, Goring and many other high-ranking Nazi leaders were deeply involved with these efforts, as well as the rewriting of history to conform to their putative glory through adopted symbols. Meanwhile, when the war continued to drag its bloody traces over occupied countries, Italians discovered just how terrifying it was to be a Nazi ally. Fascism faded as battles and air strikes continued, and victories faltered for the Axis. Italians suffered from a lack of life-supporting supplies or shelter, many youths and old men were conscripted into German work camps, hungry and homeless refugees swarmed into the cities and partisans gathered in the hills ready to become guerilla warriors against the Nazis. Slowly at first and hedged about with lies, information about Nazi art thefts in other countries seeped into the consciousness of concerned Italians. As they became increasingly worried about reports of forced sales and actual looting of Italy's artistic heritage, a small band of dedicated Italians, self-named the Salvatores, made a pact to engage in a series of dangerous acts and subterfuges in order to hide Italian artworks in ricoveri and save them from German theft. Because Florence was a center of much Renaissance art and architecture, and because it did not have a Vatican in which to store artworks safely, the Salvatores struggled on independently with their clandestine rescue efforts to inventory and hide artworks. The little band comprised an odd group: wealthy Duke di Bergolini, his adoptive son Ortolani, a castrato opera singer, Ortolani's Benedictine brother, two young women of talent, two Tuscan museum officials who were art historians, a few helpful Italians and even two German officials who became virtual double-agents. Against difficult odds and in the face death threats or potential seizure and torture, they struggled and continued to inventory and shelter artworks, to track their trails when stolen, and to prevail until peace returned. By August of 1944, after Mussolini was dethroned' and German-backed neo-Fascism was only a Nazi puppet government, it was apparent to everyone but the most rabid Nazis that Germany had lost the war. Even then, SS Officers and contingents from Goring's brigades loaded art from discovered ricoveri into trucks and drove them to northern Italy, which was under complete German control and occupation. The storage locations for the looted art were kept secret from the Italians until the war ended. As the Allies approached the great city of Florence, the withdrawing Nazis mined and destroyed some of the most precious medieval and renaissance buildings and bridges

Plato's Defence of Poetry

Plato's Defence of Poetry

  • Author: Julius A. Elias
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780873958073
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 261
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Ignorant, irrational and irresponsible: these are the terms used by Plato when referring to poets. Yet the philosopher acknowledged that he was not insensible to the charms of poetry, and many would agree that Plato’s myths are themselves poetry of the very first rank. In Plato’s Defence of Poetry—the first full-scale treatment of the subject since 1905—Julius A. Elias demonstrates that Plato offers a defence of poetry in response to his own famous challenge. This study restores the myths to their proper place in the Platonic corpus by showing their methodological relationship to the dialectic and their substantive connection to Plato’s theories of knowledge, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. While agreeing that for Plato, poetry must be harnessed to the service of truth and socially desirable values, Elias shows that poetry is indispensable to the philosopher: when the audience would reject a more obviously didactic approach, poetry makes accessible and palatable truths demonstrable by reason. Furthermore—and this is the most novel and important feature of this study—Elias argues that the myths embody the indemonstrable axioms of Plato’s system. Plato was aware that in every system, including mathematics, certain fundamental presuppositions necessarily remain unproven. Rather than assert them dogmatically, Plato expresses these undercurrents poetically so as to capture their emotional persuasiveness while defining their relevance. In Plato’s Defence of Poetry, the myths themselves are interpreted afresh in light of these claims.