The Roman Salute PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Roman Salute free pdf The raised-arm salute was the most popular symbol of Fascism, Nazism, and related political ideologies in the twentieth century and is said to have derived from an ancient Roman custom. Although modern historians and others employ it as a matter of course, the term Roman salute is a misnomer. The true origins of this salute can be traced back to the popular culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that dealt with ancient Rome: historical plays and films. The visual culture of stage and screen from the 1890s to the 1920s was chiefly responsible for the wide familiarity of Europeans and Americans with forms of the raised-arm salute and made it readily available for political purposes."The Roman Salute: Cinema, History, Ideology" by Martin M. Winkler presents extensive evidence for the modern origin of the raised-arm salute from well before the birth of Fascism and traces its varieties and its dissemination. The continuing presence of certain aspects of Fascism makes an examination of all its facets desirable, especially when the true origins of a symbol as potent as the salute and the history of its dissemination are barely known to classicists and historians of ancient Rome on the one hand, and to scholars of modern European history, on the other. Thus this book will appeal to classicists and historians, including film historians, and will be of interest to readers beyond the academy."

About Professor of Classics Martin M Winkler

Martin M. Winkler is professor of classics at George Mason University.

Details Book

Author : Professor of Classics Martin M Winkler
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Data Published : 01 April 2009
ISBN : 0814208649
EAN : 9780814208649
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 223 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Roman Salute



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Roman Salute free pdfThe Roman Salute

    The raised-arm salute was the most popular symbol of Fascism. Nazism. and related political ideologies in the twentieth century and is said to have derived from an ancient Roman custom. Although modern historians and others employ it as a matter of course..


  • Liberal Fascism free pdfLiberal Fascism

    The Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior. Under Germany's Nazis. the swastika symbol was crossed "S" letters for "SOCIALIST" (for the National Socialist German Workers Party)..


  • A Queer Year 2004 Diary free pdfA Queer Year 2004 Diary

    It's smart. it's sassy. it's packed with attitude. But with facts. too. and history. trivia. lore--a complete salute to gay culture and history. There's Fran Lebowitz on influence: "If you removed all of the homosexuals from ..


  • Ancient Roman Eats free pdfAncient Roman Eats

    Ancient Roman Eats is an introduction to historical cooking from the Roman era. It is a cookbook containing recipes from Ancient Rome that can be prepared in the modern kitchen..


  • A History of Ancient Egypt free pdfA History of Ancient Egypt

    Outlining the major political and cultural events. A History of Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and accessible introduction to this fascinating ancient culture. * An accessible chronological narrative that draws on a range of historical sources * Offers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt s history from its origins to its domination by the Roman Empire * Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt * Places Egypt s history within its regional context..


  • The Roman Salute free pdfThe Roman Salute

    . The raised-arm salute was the most popular symbol of Fascism, Nazism, and related political ideologies in the twentieth century and is said to have derived from an ancient Roman custom. Although mod