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

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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

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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

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How come an ancient text helped form and found the German nation? Why was Himmler interested in a text he could not read? I found this to be a thrilling book, from the gripping opening to the sinister ... Read full review


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