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

By: Christopher B. Krebs

Price: $23.95

Publisher: USA, W W Norton & Co: 2012

Seller ID: 002634


This, the riveting story of the Germania, tells of its incarnations and exploitations through the ages. The pope wanted it, Montesquieu used it and the Nazis pilfered an Italian noble's villa to get it: the Germania, by the Roman historian Tacitus, took on a life of its own as both an object and an ideology. When Tacitus wrote a not-very-flattering little book about the ancient Germans in 98 AD, at the height of the Roman Empire, he could not have foreseen that the Nazis... View more info