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The 2, 000th Anniversary of the Battle for Germany


Authors:
Valentin Spiridonov St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 191-198

Abstract:

The article dwells on the causes which led to the famous Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in AD 9, its outcome and subsequent significance for the history of Germany. The author focuses on the inclusion of the victory over the Romans 2, 000 years ago in the construction of the German national idea from the from the Renaissance to the present day, as well as on the creation of the myth about Hermann the Victor.

Keywords:

Teutoburg Forest, Arminius, Hermann, Varus, Nazi ideology, the Hermann Myth

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