A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

Christopher B. Krebs


The New York instances ebook evaluate Editor's Choice
Times Literary complement Book of the Year
Choice Outstanding title
Winner of Phi Beta Kappa's 2012 Christian Gauss e-book Award.

    

"A version of renowned highbrow historical past. . . . In each means, 
A most threatening ebook is a so much really good achievement."--Washington Post  

When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little e-book in regards to the historical Germans, he couldn't have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis could extol it as "a bible" and vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. however the Germania inspired--and polarized--readers lengthy prior to the increase of the 3rd Reich. during this dependent and beautiful heritage, Christopher B. Krebs, a professor of classics at Harvard college, strains the wide-ranging impression of the Germania, revealing how an historical textual content rose to take its position one of the most threatening books on this planet. 14 illustrations

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