Hitler's Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism

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NYU Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 278 pages
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Charles Babbage is well described as the "pioneer of the computer", but he was far more than this: his mathematic, scientific, and engineering work is highly significant for its original approach to problem-solving while the economic, political, and theological writings show an incisive appreciation of contemporary debate, and justify the growing consensus which judges Babbage to be one of the most important and rigorous intellectual polymaths of his age.

This edition contains his two major papers: n essay on the calculus of functions, which established his reputation as a mathematician, and On the economy of machinery manufacturers, which was the first work of its kind to concentrate on the manufacturing industry-a turning point in economic writing.

The New York University Press edition includes a comprehensive general introduction in Volume I. Textual notes by leading international experts in the field of Babbage scholarship, such as Professor I. Bernard Cohen, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science, University of Sydney; and Dr. J. A. M. Dubey, Dean of Engineering at the Polytechnic of the South bank, consider the world spectrum of the writings and put the works in context.

All new texts are brought together by a comprehensive index providing easy reference to the complete works- a facility which will allow the integration of Babbage scholarship for the first time. In addition to the standard pagination, the original page numbers have been retained to allow access from contemporary sources. there is also a comprehensive bibliography if works cited in the text- an essential reference tool for any serious scholar. The Works are illustrated throughout with the original diagrams, graphs, and line drawings. Volume 3 also contains 15 plates from Babbage's Calculating Engines (1889).

  

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Review: Hitler's Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth and Neo-Nazism

User Review  - John Morgan - Goodreads

When I first read this book in 1998, it was like a revelation, as I was introduced to many figures and ideas that I had never heard of previously. Looking back on it now, however, I realize that it is ... Read full review

Review: Hitler's Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth and Neo-Nazism

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

An inspirational, well-researched book. Introducing Savitri Devi's rich, active and interesting life, her journeys across Europe and Asia, and her political contacts with well-and less-known fascist ... Read full review

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Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke is the author of several books on ideology and the Western esoteric tradition, including Hitlerís Priestess and The Occult Roots of Nazism, which has remained in print since its publication in 1985 and has been translated into eight languages. He writes regularly for European and US Journals and has contributed to several films on the Third Reich and World War II.

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