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The Resource Germania : a personal history of Germans ancient and modern, Simon Winder

Germania : a personal history of Germans ancient and modern, Simon Winder

Label
Germania : a personal history of Germans ancient and modern
Title
Germania
Title remainder
a personal history of Germans ancient and modern
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sitting on a bench at a communal table in a restaurant in Regensburg, his plate loaded with disturbing amounts of bratwurst and sauerkraut made golden by candlelight shining through a massive glass of beer, Simon Winder was happily swinging his legs when a couple from Rottweil politely but awkwardly asked: "Excuse me: but why are you here?"" "This book is an attempt to answer that question. Why spend so much time wandering around a country that remains a sort of "dead zone" for many foreigners, surrounded as it is by a force field of historical, linguistic, climatic, and gastronomic barriers? Winder's book is propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilization that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that, since 145, so many Germans have worked to rebuild." "Germania is a very funny book on serious topics - how we are misled by history, how we twist history, and how sometimes it is best to know no history at all. It is a book full of curiosities: odd food, castles, mad princes, fairy tales, and horse-mating videos. It is about the limits of language, the meaning of culture, and the pleasure of townscape."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winder, Simon
Dewey number
914.30487
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Winder, Simon
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Germania : a personal history of Germans ancient and modern, Simon Winder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [443]-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEB16787389
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9780330451390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)458730995
Label
Germania : a personal history of Germans ancient and modern, Simon Winder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [443]-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEB16787389
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9780330451390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)458730995

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