Arminius the Liberator

Arminius the Liberator
Author: Martin M. Winkler
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780190252915
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Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology deals with a particular, although wide-ranging, aspect in the long reception history of Arminius the Cheruscan, commonly called Hermann. Arminius inflicted one of their most devastating defeats on the Romans in the year 9 A.D., when he destroyed three legions under the command of Varus in the Battle in the Teutoburg Forest, as it is generally called. Martin M. Winkler traces the origin and development of the Arminius legend in antiquity and in political and ideological appropriations of Arminius-Hermann since the nineteenth century. The book's central theme is the ideological use and abuse of history and of historical myth in Germany: Weimar-era nationalism, National Socialism, and the reaction to the ideological taint of the Arminius figure after 1945. The book also examines the various appearances of Arminius in art and media from the 1960s until today. Special emphasis is on the representation of Arminius in the era of visual mass media in Germany, Italy, and the U.S.: painting (Anselm Kiefer) and theater (Claus Peymann) but, most extensively, cinema, television, and computer videos"--

Arminius the Liberator

Arminius the Liberator
Author: Martin M. Winkler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0190252936
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Arminius the Liberator' deals with the modern reception of Arminius. Martin M. Winkler examines the ideological abuse of historical myth in German nationalism and National Socialism and its various international ramifications up until today. Special emphasis is on the representation of Arminius in visual media

Arminius

Arminius
Author: Hermann Kesting
Pages: 39
ISBN: OCLC:3096582
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Siegfried

Siegfried
Author: John Eklund
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9781532095160
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Release: 2020-02-26
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Just over two thousand years ago a great hero liberated his people from the clutches of the Roman Empire, defeating the Romans in the most decisive battle in world history and forever changing the course of Western Civilization. Although his Latin name, Arminius, was recorded by prominent Roman historians, there was surprisingly no mention of him in the later discovered sagas of his own Norse people. Yet, the Norse and Germanic legends from Iceland to Austria all tell of a mythical dragon slayer named Siegfried, who was noble and brave, and who shared many similarities with the true to life warrior Arminius. Is it possible that the greatest hero in Norse literature was purely mythological, and that the one true historical hero, who saved his people and generations of their descendants from slavery, was completely forgotten? The only logical conclusion is that the dragon slayer Siegfried is the mythical transformation of the historical Arminius. Without a doubt, his victory over the Romans in the Teutoburg forest in the year AD 9 was a feat worthy of legendary status. This is his story the saga of Siegfried, Liberator of Germania.

Singing Arminius Imagining a German Nation

Singing Arminius  Imagining a German Nation
Author: Roger Christian Skarsten
Pages: 409
ISBN: OCLC:805048892
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Armin Or Hermann the Liberator of Germany

Armin  Or Hermann  the Liberator of Germany
Author: Karl Blind
Pages: 14
ISBN: OCLC:49984462
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Release: 1875
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Shape Shifters

Shape Shifters
Author: Lily Anne Y. Welty Tamai,Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly,Paul Spickard
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9781496217004
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Release: 2020
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shape Shifters presents a wide-ranging array of essays that examine peoples of mixed racial identity. Moving beyond the static “either/or” categories of racial identification found within typical insular conversations about mixed-race peoples, Shape Shifters explores these mixed-race identities as fluid, ambiguous, contingent, multiple, and malleable. This volume expands our understandings of how individuals and ethnic groups identify themselves within their own sociohistorical contexts. The essays in Shape Shifters explore different historical eras and reach across the globe, from the Roman and Chinese borderlands of classical antiquity to medieval Eurasian shape shifters, the Native peoples of the missions of Spanish California, and racial shape shifting among African Americans in the post–civil rights era. At different times in their lives or over generations in their families, racial shape shifters have moved from one social context to another. And as new social contexts were imposed on them, identities have even changed from one group to another. This is not racial, ethnic, or religious imposture. It is simply the way that people’s lives unfold in fluid sociohistorical circumstances. With contributions by Ryan Abrecht, George J. Sánchez, Laura Moore, and Margaret Hunter, among others, Shape Shifters explores the forces of migration, borderlands, trade, warfare, occupation, colonial imposition, and the creation and dissolution of states and empires to highlight the historically contingent basis of identification among mixed-race peoples across time and space.

Classical Literature on Screen

Classical Literature on Screen
Author: Martin M. Winkler
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781107191280
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Release: 2017-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines different affinities between major classical authors and great filmmakers alongside representations of ancient myth and history in popular cinema.

The Ancient World in Silent Cinema

The Ancient World in Silent Cinema
Author: Pantelis Michelakis,Maria Wyke
Pages: 379
ISBN: 9781107016101
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Release: 2013-08-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first systematic attempt to focus on the instrumental role of silent cinema in early twentieth-century conceptualizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. It is located at the intersection of film studies, classics, Bible studies and cultural studies.

Ovid on Screen

Ovid on Screen
Author: Martin M. Winkler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781108618472
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Release: 2020-01-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book presents the first systematic appreciation of Ovid's extensive influence on, and affinity with, modern visual culture. Some topics are directly related to Ovid; others exhibit features, characters, or themes analogous to those in his works. The book demonstrates the wide-ranging ramifications that Ovidian archetypes, especially from the Metamorphoses, have provoked in a modern artistic medium that did not exist in Ovid's time. It ranges from the earliest days of film history (Georges Méliès's discovery of screen metamorphosis) and theory (Gabriele D'Annunzio's fascination with the metamorphosis of Daphne; Sergei Eisenstein's concept of film sense) through silent films, classic sound films, commercial cinema, art-house and independent films to modernism and the C.G.I. era. Films by well-known directors, including Ingmar Bergman, Walerian Borowczyk, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Max Ophüls, Alain Resnais, and various others, are analyzed in detail.

The Battle That Stopped Rome Emperor Augustus Arminius and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

The Battle That Stopped Rome  Emperor Augustus  Arminius  and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest
Author: Peter S. Wells
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780393352030
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Release: 2004-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The previously untold story of the watershed battle that changed the course of Western history. In AD 9, a Roman traitor led an army of barbarians who trapped and then slaughtered three entire Roman legions: 20,000 men, half the Roman army in Europe. If not for this battle, the Roman Empire would surely have expanded to the Elbe River, and probably eastward into present-day Russia. But after this defeat, the shocked Romans ended all efforts to expand beyond the Rhine, which became the fixed border between Rome and Germania for the next 400 years, and which remains the cultural border between Latin western Europe and Germanic central and eastern Europe today. This fascinating narrative introduces us to the key protagonists: the emperor Augustus, the most powerful of the Caesars; his general Varus, who was the wrong man in the wrong place; and the barbarian leader Arminius, later celebrated as the first German hero. In graphic detail, based on recent archaeological finds, the author leads the reader through the mud, blood, and decimation that was the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.

Ulrich Von Hutten s Arminius

Ulrich Von Hutten s Arminius
Author: Richard Ernest Walker
Pages: 194
ISBN: 3039113380
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Release: 2008
Editor: Peter Lang
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first complete English translation of Ulrich von Hutten's Latin dialogue Arminius and Eobanus Hessus's Latin preface to its posthumous publication (1529). The translations are enhanced by extensive literary analysis in the context of social and political change in sixteenth-century Germany and German literary history. Hutten's literary role is illustrated further by discussion of his dialogue, Inspicientes, or Die Anschauenden, and by comparative analysis of Hutten-related works by Heinrich von Kleist, Die Hermannschlacht (1808), Gottfried Keller, Ufenau (1858), and Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Huttens letzte Tage (1871). The study draws attention to Hutten's ethnic chauvinism, construed by later generations as German patriotism and used to endorse attitudes and prejudices alien to Hutten's original ideas. The English translations and analyses provide broader access to Hutten's writings and ideas and give insights into the links between late Roman history, society and politics in the Reformation period, and German patriotism of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Arminius

Arminius
Author: Richard Kuehnemund
Pages: 122
ISBN: UOM:39015004977669
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Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Roman Barbarian Wars

The Roman Barbarian Wars
Author: Ludwig Heinrich Dyck
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781473877887
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Release: 2015-11-30
Editor: Pen and Sword
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A great book that summarizes pieces of Roman military history that are often not mentioned or difficult to find sources for . . . an entertaining read.”—War History Online As Rome grew from a small city state to the mightiest empire of the west, her dominion was contested not only by the civilizations of the Mediterranean, but also by the “barbarians”—the tribal peoples of Europe. The Celtic, the Spanish-Iberian and the Germanic tribes lacked the pomp and grandeur of Rome, but they were fiercely proud of their freedom and gave birth to some of Rome’s greatest adversaries. Romans and barbarians, iron legions and wild tribesmen clashed in dramatic battles on whose fate hinged the existence of entire peoples and, at times, the future of Rome. Far from reducing the legions and tribes to names and numbers, The Roman Barbarian Wars: The Era of Roman Conquest reveals how they fought and how they lived and what their world was like. Through his exhaustive research and lively text, Ludwig H. Dyck immerses the reader into the epic world of the Roman barbarian wars. “I was reminded, as I picked up this superb book, of that magnificent scene from Gladiator when they unleashed hell on the Barbarian hordes at the beginning of the film. Dyck has produced a book that celebrates the brilliance of the Roman commanders and of Rome itself from its foundation to its eventual demise.”—Books Monthly “Dyck’s details of ancient battles and the people involved provide as much sword-slashing excitement as any fictional account.”—Kirkus Reviews “His vivid prose makes for a gripping read.”—Military Heritage

The American Cyclopaedia

The American Cyclopaedia
Author: George Ripley,Charles Anderson Dana
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015068381337
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Release: 1883
Editor: New York : D. Appleton
Language: en

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University of North Carolina Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures

University of North Carolina Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3491052
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Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Race Nation History

Race  Nation  History
Author: Oded Y. Steinberg
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780812296235
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Release: 2019-07-05
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Race, Nation, History, Oded Y. Steinberg examines the way a series of nineteenth-century scholars in England and Germany first constructed and then questioned the periodization of history into ancient, medieval, and modern eras, shaping the way we continue to think about the past and present of Western civilization at a fundamental level. Steinberg explores this topic by tracing the deep connections between the idea of epochal periodization and concepts of race and nation that were prevalent at the time—especially the role that Germanic or Teutonic tribes were assumed to play in the unfolding of Western history. Steinberg shows how English scholars such as Thomas Arnold, Williams Stubbs, and John Richard Green; and German scholars such as Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen, Max Müller, and Reinhold Pauli built on the notion of a shared Teutonic kinship to establish a correlation between the division of time and the ascent or descent of races or nations. For example, although they viewed the Germanic tribes' conquest of the Roman Empire in A.D. 476 as a formative event that symbolized the transformation from antiquity to the Middle Ages, they did so by highlighting the injection of a new and dominant ethnoracial character into the decaying empire. But they also rejected the idea that the fifth century A.D. was the most decisive era in historical periodization, advocating instead for a historical continuity that emphasized the significance of the Germanic tribes' influence on the making of the nations of modern Europe. Concluding with character studies of E. A. Freeman, James Bryce, and J. B. Bury, Steinberg demonstrates the ways in which the innovative schemes devised by this community of Victorian historians for the division of historical time relied on the cornerstone of race.

The Pagan Lord Christ and Prince Arminius of Germany

The Pagan Lord Christ and Prince Arminius of Germany
Author: Max Mueller
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9798723155701
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Release: 2021-03-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a mind blowing manuscript that explains the story of a Pagan Christ and the European Messiah. Right before Jesus was born, there was a European liberator named Prince Arminius of Cherusci who was from Germany, captured as a child, and trained in Rome as a Centurion under the Governors of Ancient Syria and Israel. This European liberator by the name of Arminius defeated the Roman Legions at Teutoburg Forest in the greatest military defeat in world history just a few years before Jesus was born.The book goes deep into the mind and culture of Lord Arminius and what teachings and cultures he would have been exposed to during his lifetime as a German and Roman Equestrian Knight. The book analyzes and exposes the various religions, ethics, and teachings that were most prominent in the years directly before the life of Jesus Christ. The book connects Roman Rulers to Eastern wisdom and connects European and Germanic or Frankonian rulers to the wisdom teachings of the East, West and North. If you have every wondered how the Western European mind, culture, philosophy, and religion were affected by India, Asia, Arabia, the Norse, and North Africa, this book is a must read. This book is also designed to help the reader to discover the great wisdom teachings of EurAsia and North Africa.

Classical Antiquity in Video Games

Classical Antiquity in Video Games
Author: Christian Rollinger
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781350066649
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Release: 2020-01-09
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From gaming consoles to smartphones, video games are everywhere today, including those set in historical times and particularly in the ancient world. This volume explores the varied depictions of the ancient world in video games and demonstrates the potential challenges of games for scholars as well as the applications of game engines for educational and academic purposes. With successful series such as “Assassin's Creed” or "Civilization” selling millions of copies, video games rival even television and cinema in their role in shaping younger audiences' perceptions of the past. Yet classical scholarship, though embracing other popular media as areas of research, has so far largely ignored video games as a vehicle of classical reception. This collection of essays fills this gap with a dedicated study of receptions, remediations and representations of Classical Antiquity across all electronic gaming platforms and genres. It presents cutting-edge research in classics and classical receptions, game studies and archaeogaming, adopting different perspectives and combining papers from scholars, gamers, game developers and historical consultants. In doing so, it delivers the first state-of-the-art account of both the wide array of 'ancient' video games, as well as the challenges and rewards of this new and exciting field.

Historia and Fabula

Historia and Fabula
Author: Peter G. Bietenholz
Pages: 434
ISBN: 9004100636
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Release: 1994
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examining a variety of texts ranging from the Ancient Near East to the nineteenth century, this book deals with the inevitable presence of both fact and fiction in historical thought and investigates when, where and to what degree they were distinguished.