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This book connects all these questions to Tacitus' monograph about the disparate 'Germanic tribes' east of the Rhine.
I emailed Eric Larson asking how his book was influenced by Krebs' work, and he responded that he had not read it, and it would be at the top of his reading list.
Then a new interpretation started to emerge that focused on the Germans purity, as well as their strength and loyalty.
the author shows how German nationalism was invented by intellectuals who harkened back to Tacitus' myths about the ancient Germanic tribes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by art
Germans are bad, thousand words, cut paste of other books, (some I even have read before), Germans are very bad, thousand words, "Hitler says the Greeks were building iconic... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Matthew Jerabek
I personally loved this book because it deals with topics that I find fascinating (Latin, German, European History, etc). Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ernesto Hernandez
In reading Eric Larson's Garden of Beasts, I was struck how Krebs' tracing the history of Tacitus' erroneous history of the Germanic peoples influenced and legitimized Hitler's... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Frank Taylor
A very well written and enjoyable study of the reception of Tacitus' Germania by German intellectuals from the Renaissance to WWII. Read morePublished 22 months ago by R. Albin
A timely warning especially now that pseudo-academic works are being used by the oil and gas industry along with the publicity lies which are called public relations. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marilyn K. Hunt
It may be hard to believe, but the author makes the search for the Annals as interesting as a mystery story. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Nessim Levy
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While a more difficult read (due to the antiquity of the original author), the book is informative and a valuable historical reference.Published on August 8, 2011 by Joel G. Dietrich