Germania et Britannia: A Roman Racial Study of Germans and Britons Circa 98 AD

HTML Editor - Full Version

Take 15% off and get FREE Shipping with code SHIPSAVE17 at checkout.

By Gaius Cornelius Tacitus. Roman senator and historian Tacitus provided a fascinating glimpse of the racial make-up, customs and culture of pre-Roman and pre-Christian European society in Germany and Britain in his two works, Germania and Agricola, both published c.98 A.D.

He describes Germans as those who have never “mingled by inter-marriages with other nations, but to have remained a people pure, and independent, and resembling none but themselves. Hence amongst such a mighty multitude of men, the same make and form is found in all, eyes stern and blue, yellow hair, huge bodies…” and Britons as follows: “The red hair and large limbs of the inhabitants of Caledonia point clearly to a German origin. The dark complexion of the Silures, their usually curly hair, and the fact that Spain is the opposite shore to them, are an evidence that Iberians of a former date crossed over and occupied these parts. Those who are nearest to the Gauls are also like them . . . from the permanent influence of original descent.”

Tacitus praised many aspects of Germanic and British culture and society, pointing out how unsullied, brave, desirable and honest it was. A fascinating resource for anyone wanting to see what was, what was lost, and what yet could be.

Cover image: Statue of Herman Cheruscer, Teutoburgerwald.


Pages: 39

Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback

Interior Ink: Black & white

Weight: 0.1 kg

Dimensions (centimetres): 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

£4.95 (Plus shipping, calculated to your location and choice of shipping method).

 Secure online shopping


All prices converted automatically upon checkout to local currencies at latest exchange rates as determined by the International Money Changers (whoever they are).

HTML Editor - Full Version

Take 15% off and get FREE Shipping with code SHIPSAVE17 at checkout.


You might like:

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales
Authentic History: Ku Klux Klan, 1865–1877 Authentic History: Ku Klux Klan, 1865–1877
Danish Fairy Tales Danish Fairy Tales
The Netherlands The Netherlands
© 2017 Ostara Publications. All rights reserved. XHTML / CSS Valid.
Unauthorized reproduction strictly prohibited..
Read more:
The Stroop Report in German and English

By Jürgen Stroop. Translated, annotated and introduced by Arthur Kemp. The Stroop Report is the official German account of the...