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Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology by Martin M. Winkler

By Martin M. Winkler

Arminius the Liberator deals with the complicated smooth reception of Arminius the Cheruscan, usually referred to as Hermann. Arminius inflicted one in all their so much devastating defeats at the Romans within the 12 months nine A.D. by way of annihilating 3 legions lower than the command of Quintilius Varus within the conflict of the Teutoburg woodland, because it is usually if inaccurately known as. This ebook strains the beginning of the Arminius fable in antiquity and its political, inventive, and renowned advancements because the 19th century. The book's crucial issues are the nationalist use and abuse of historical past and old fantasy in Germany, particularly through the Weimar Republic and nationwide Socialism, the reactions to a discredited ideology related to Arminius in post-war Europe, and revivals of his fantasy within the usa. exact emphasis is at the illustration of Arminius in visible media because the Sixties: from portray and theater to cinema, tv, and desktop animation.

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