A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman by Christopher B. Krebs

By Christopher B. Krebs

Winner of the 2012 Christian Gauss booklet Award

"A version of renowned highbrow historical past. . . . In each way, A most deadly Book is a such a lot marvelous achievement."--Washington Post

When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little ebook concerning the historical Germans, he couldn't have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis could extol it as "a bible" and vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. however the Germania inspired--and polarized--readers lengthy prior to the increase of the 3rd Reich. during this based and attractive historical past, Christopher B. Krebs, a professor of classics at Harvard collage, strains the wide-ranging effect of the Germania, revealing how an old textual content rose to take its position one of the most threatening books on the planet.

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A. LoPrete, ‘Adela of Blois and Ivo of Chartres: piety, politics and the peace in the diocese of Chartres’, Anglo-Norman Studies, 14 (1992), 131–52, 135. 65 Ivo, ep. 8 (ed. Leclercq, 34). 66 Ivo, epp. 12 (ed. Leclercq, 50) to Urban: ‘per sacram uestre manus impositionem me de stercore erectum’ and 22 (ed. Leclercq, 92) to Philip: ‘de stercore pauper usque ad solium principum per manum uestram eleuatus’; the wording is inspired by Ps. cxiii, 7–8 (cf. also 1 Sam. ii, 8) in both cases. 67 Ivo, ep.

LoPrete, ‘Adela of Blois and Ivo of Chartres: piety, politics and the peace in the diocese of Chartres’, Anglo-Norman Studies, 14 (1992), 131–52, 135. 65 Ivo, ep. 8 (ed. Leclercq, 34). 66 Ivo, epp. 12 (ed. Leclercq, 50) to Urban: ‘per sacram uestre manus impositionem me de stercore erectum’ and 22 (ed. Leclercq, 92) to Philip: ‘de stercore pauper usque ad solium principum per manum uestram eleuatus’; the wording is inspired by Ps. cxiii, 7–8 (cf. also 1 Sam. ii, 8) in both cases. 67 Ivo, ep. 17 (ed.

November 1983) (Studia humaniora 6, Dusseldorf: Droste, 1986), 57–64, 98. 68 However, Richer continued to act against him. At the Council of Reims in 1094, he again tried to have Ivo deposed; see Ivo, ep. 35 (ed. Leclercq, 142–6). 69 70 For a detailed discussion, see Chapter 6. Sprandel, Ivo von Chartres, 102. 15 Canon Law and the Letters of Ivo of Chartres seen as bravery by some, and as ingratitude by others; given Ivo’s rather precarious situation, it was certainly a bold decision. Ivo’s lack of secular protection became quickly patent, as Hugh Le Puiset, taking advantage of the situation, imprisoned Ivo in his castle for some time, perhaps sev71 eral months.

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