Eric von Rosen: I en förgången värld


Bokförlaget Stolpe


Lindberg, Christer

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Nonfiction, Hardcover, Biography, History


Eric von Rosen (1879 1948) was the mythical count at Rockelstad Castle in Sörmland, known as a research traveler and public educator for his contemporaries. He was the adventurer who led expeditions in South America and Africa, and at times, he was one of Sweden’s best-selling authors, and his lectures drew packed houses.

But for our time, Eric von Rosen appears as an ideological choice that overshadows an enigmatic person and his legacy. He displayed pronounced sympathies for 1930s Hitler’s Germany and had a close relationship with his brother-in-law, Hermann Göring. A complete picture of the man behind the facade is drawn for the first time. From the oblivion of the shadows emerges a multifaceted personality who made an impression in several areas: as an ethnographer, photographer, collector, patron of culture, landowner, and an early protector of nature.

We enter an ancient world populated by some of Sweden’s leading noble families and cultural personalities through letters, diaries, and a treasure trove of historical pictures. We meet, among others, Sven Hedin, Tyra Kleen, Erland Nordenskiöld, Evert Taube, and Emil Zilliacus, all with a special relationship to the count at Rockelstad. Much space is also given to the wife Mary, née Fock, and their long marriage, which contains passion and broken promises.



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