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

By Martin M. Winkler

Arminius the Liberator deals with the complicated glossy reception of Arminius the Cheruscan, normally 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 means of annihilating 3 legions less than the command of Quintilius Varus within the conflict of the Teutoburg woodland, because it is usually if inaccurately referred to as. This publication strains the foundation of the Arminius delusion in antiquity and its political, creative, and well known advancements because the 19th century. The book's important subject matters are the nationalist use and abuse of heritage and old fantasy in Germany, particularly in the course of the Weimar Republic and nationwide Socialism, the reactions to a discredited ideology concerning Arminius in post-war Europe, and revivals of his fantasy within the usa. unique emphasis is at the illustration of Arminius in visible media because the Nineteen Sixties: from portray and theater to cinema, tv, and machine animation.

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