Most Dangerous Book Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich
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Description: When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little book about the ancient Germans, he could not have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis would extol it as a bible and vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. But the Germania inspired—and polarized—readers long before the rise of the Third Reich. In this elegant and captivating history, Christopher B. Krebs, a professor of classics at Harvard University, traces the wide-ranging influence of the Germania, revealing how an ancient text rose to take its place among the most dangerous books in the world.Fascinating. . . . [Krebs] has a light touch and a dry sense of humor.—New York TimesClever, learned. . . . [Krebs] synthesizes a great deal of classical scholarship and intellectual history into a concise, accessible story.—SlateIt is an extraordinary tale, and Mr. Krebs . . . tells it with great verve and charm.—Wall Street JournalA dramatic detective story.—London Review of Books
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2012
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction The Portentous Past|
|The Roman Conquest of the Germanic Myth|
|Survival and Rescue|
|The Birth of the German Ancestors|
|The Volk of Free-Spirited Northerners|
|A Bible for National Socialists|
|Epilogue Another Reading, Another Book|