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

User Review  - Sylvia - Goodreads

An interesting premise that never really took off. This started off so dull that it made me want to go back and re-rate The Swerve higher. Both books puddle around a lot in medieval monasteries before ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Adam Clarehugh - Goodreads

I recently finished Christopher Krebs 'A Most Dangerous Book' the blurb of which states that it is about the roman writer Tacitus on how his book the Germania has been abuse throughout the ages. I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ernst - Goodreads

Tacitus' Germania certainly has made an enormous contribution to the finding of a united "German" identity out of the colourful and variable mix of people and cultures that have settled the German ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Nooilforpacifists - Goodreads

This book details the "Chinese whispers" of Tacitus's Germania. Although Tacitus wrote from Rome -- never having crossed the Danube -- for years, his short book was considered the authoritative ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Διόνυσος Ψευδάνωρ - Goodreads

My interest in Christopher Krebs' A Most Dangerous Book was first aroused in part because of my interest in Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve . Both promise to deliver an account of the history of a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Shannon Burrows - Goodreads

Interesting but heavy. Read full review

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

User Review  - Marks54 - Goodreads

This is another one of those studies of how the "classics" have come to have modern influence, sometimes for reasons that differ greatly from the author's time or intentions. The focus here is on a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - LeeAnn Heringer - Goodreads

Every time I tried to describe this book to someone, I would start with "history is not only written by the victors, but it is constantly being rewritten and reinterpreted for political expedience ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jaclyn - Goodreads

Oh, a fascinating piece. Very dense, very academic, but somehow also a rollicking adventure story. I am, naturally, enamored of all I learned through reading this work. This would have been right up my alley last year, in terms of co-opting and manipulating historical narratives and truths. Read full review

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

User Review  - Colleen Clark - Goodreads

Before I even started Krebs' book I read the Tacitus "Germania." It's brief - only 40 pp in my Penguin translation - and unexceptional. So what's the fuss? I can't do better than quote from Krebs ... Read full review


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