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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  - 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  - 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

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

User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

Fascinating, engagingly written history of Tacitus' Germania, its rediscovery in the 15th Century and how a mythology developed about German history, culture, language and "racial purity" that led to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Frederic Murray - Goodreads

Any faith based on text is subject to the malleability of time and the chasm of centuries...ie always a good idea to read between the lines. Read full review

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

User Review  - Mike Clinton - Goodreads

This was an interesting geneaology of the classical Roman author Tacitus's work that depicted the Germanic tribes beyond Rome's borders. It examines the work in its own cultural context and as part of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Edward Sullivan - Goodreads

A fascinating look at the enormous influence a single book had on the shaping of national identity and culture. Read full review


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