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Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2017, no. 13

 

A Review of VICTOR SCHNIRELMANN, THE ARYAN MYTH IN THE MODERN WORLD, in 2 vols. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2015, 536 pp.; 440 pp. (Biblioteka zhurnala Neprikosnovennyy zapas)

Alexander Panchenko
European University at St Petersburg
3 Gagarinskaya Str., St Petersburg, Russia
Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences
4 Makarova Emb., St Petersburg, Russia
apanchenko2008()gmail.com

Abstract: The review is of Victor Schnirelmann’s monograph The Aryan Myth in the Modern World. The book has made an equivocal impression on the reviewer. On the one hand, its high value as a record of facts is beyond doubt. On the other, its methodology, theoretical horizons and rhetoric raise objections which are sometimes substantial.

Keywords: Aryan myth, nationalism, neopaganism, conspiracy theory, alternative science.

To cite: Panchenko A., ‘A Review of Victor Schnirelmann, The Aryan Myth in the Modern World, in 2 vols. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2015, 536 pp.; 440 pp.’, Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2017, no. 13, pp. 327–338.