The Goths in England
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The Goths in England a study in seventeenth and eighteenth century thought by Samuel Kliger

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Intellectual life,
  • Goths

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Includes bibliographical references.

The Physical Object
Pagination304 p.
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26904805M
LC Control Number52009290

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Samuel Kliger shows how the seventeenth-century defenders of parliamentary prerogative created for propaganda purposes a Gothic myth according to which the Goths appeared as morally pure, brave, humane, energetic progressives -- the original democrats of the world. He thus accounts for the eighteenth-century Gothic Revival as motivated basically by political forces. Herwig Wolfram's History of the Goths is very worth reading due to the fact that there is so much information in it. I have compared this book to Peter Heather's book on the Goths and found each book fairly easy to read if start at the beginning. I like the lineage charts included in Wolfram's book and as well the vast notes and references by: Goth, member of a Germanic people whose two branches, the Ostrogoths and the Visigoths, for centuries harassed the Roman ing to their own legend, reported by the mid-6th-century Gothic historian Jordanes, the Goths originated in southern Scandinavia and crossed in three ships under their king Berig to the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, where they settled . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kliger, Samuel. Goths in England. New York, Octagon Books, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors.

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