Alfred Rosenberg

The Myth of the Twentieth Century

By Alfred Rosenberg. Regarded as the second most important book to come out of Nazi Germany, Alfred Rosenberg’s Der Mythus des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts is a philosophical and political map which outlines the ideological background to the Nazi Party and maps out how that party viewed society, other races, social ordering, religion, art, aesthetics and the structure of the state.

The “Mythus” to which Rosenberg (who was also editor of the Nazi Party newspaper) refers was the concept of blood, which, according to the preface, “unchains the racial world-revolution.”

Rosenberg’s no-hold barred depiction of the history of Christianity earned it the accusation that it was anti-Christian, and that unjustified controversy overshadowed the most interesting sections of the book which deal with the world racial situation and the demand for racially homogenous states as the only method to preserve individual world cultures.

Rosenberg was hanged at Nuremberg on charges of “waging wars of aggression” even though he had never served in the military, and it is likely that he was hanged purely because of this book.



Book One: The Conflict of Values

Chapter I. Race and Race Soul

Chapter II. Love and Honour

Chapter III. Mysticism and Action

Book Two: Nature of Germanic Art

Chapter I. Racial Aesthetics

Chapter II. Will And Instinct

Chapter III. Personality And Style

Chapter IV. The Aesthetic Will

Book Three: The Coming Reich

Chapter I. Myth And Type

Chapter II. The State And The Sexes

Chapter III. Folk And State

Chapter IV. Nordic German Law

Chapter V. Church And School

Chapter VI. A New System Of State

Chapter VII. The Essential Unit

400 pages. Paperback.


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Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.83 × 9 in

Alfred Rosenberg

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