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A Most Dangerous Book
- Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich
- By: Christopher B. Krebs
- Narrated by: Mark Ashby
- Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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 - people long before the rise of the Third Reich.
Author cites many sources, but fails to back up his own claims.
- By Steele Lux on 08-14-15
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