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Measuring the Master Race

Physical Anthropology in Norway, 1890-1945

The notion of a superior ‘Germanic' or ‘Nordic' race was a central theme in Nazi ideology. But it was also a commonly accepted idea in the early twentieth century, an actual scientific concept originating from anthropological research on the physical characteristics of Europeans. The Scandinavian Peninsula was considered to be the historical cradle and the heartland of this ‘master race'.

Measuring the Master Race investigates the role played by Scandinavian scholars in inventing this...


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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : OBP collection
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2014
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 29 novembre 2016
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781909254541
  • EAN électronique : 9782821876217
  • Nombre de pages : xxii + 251 p.

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