Aryan Idols by Stefan Arvidsson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Aryan Idols
By Stefan Arvidsson

Aryan Idols

Indo-European Mythology as Ideology and Science

By (author) See other recent books by Stefan Arvidsson
Translated by Sonia Wichmann See other recent books by Sonia Wichmann
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $129.00
Your Price: $116.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $12.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.81 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Aryan Idols by Stefan Arvidsson

Book Description

Critically examining the discourse of Indo-European scholarship over the past two hundred years, "Aryan Idols" demonstrates how the interconnected concepts of "Indo-European" and "Aryan" as ethnic categories have been shaped by, and used for, various ideologies. Stefan Arvidsson traces the evolution of the Aryan idea through the nineteenth century - from its roots in Bible-based classifications and William Jones's discovery of commonalities among Sanskrit, Latin, and Greek to its use by scholars in fields such as archaeology, anthropology, folklore, comparative religion, and history. Along the way, Arvidsson maps out the changing ways in which Aryans were imagined and relates such shifts to social, historical, and political processes. Considering the developments of the twentieth century, Arvidsson focuses on the adoption of Indo-European scholarship (or pseudoscholarship) by the Nazis and by Fascist Catholics. A wide-ranging discussion of the intellectual history of the past two centuries, "Aryan Idols" links the pervasive idea of the Indo-European people to major scientific, philosophical, and political developments of the times, while raising important questions about the nature of scholarship as well.

Buy Aryan Idols book by Stefan Arvidsson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226028606
ISBN-10: 0226028607
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 185mm x 28mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Aryan Idols book by Stefan Arvidsson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Stefan Arvidsson

Stefan Arvidsson is assistant professor at the University of Halmstad and a researcher at the University of Lund. Sonia Wichmann received a PhD from the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Stefan Arvidsson close
Recent books by Sonia Wichmann close
Travels in the Reich, 1933-1945 by Sonia Wichmann
Aryan Idols by Sonia Wichmann
» close