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 CE, at the height of the Roman Empire, he could not have foreseen that the Nazis would extol it as a bible, nor that Heinrich Himmler, the engineer of the Holocaust, would 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 over a five hundred year span, showing us how an ancient text rose to take its place among the most dangerous books in the world. Best Download [ A Most Dangerous Book ] by [ Christopher B. Krebs ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Christopher B Krebs is a classics professor at Harvard University whose academic publications include extensive work on the ancient historians and a recent contribution to The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
- 303 pages
- A Most Dangerous Book
- Christopher B. Krebs
- 27 July 2017 Christopher B. Krebs