In this beguiling, hilarious and compelling book, Simon Winder retraces the various powers that have tried to overtake the land that stretches from the mouth of the Rhine to the Alps and the might of the peoples who have lived there for centuries.
A book full of curiosities: odd food, castles, mad princes, fairy tales and is about the limits of language, the meaning of culture, and the pleasure of townscape, and "a book you will return to time and again"
The series breathes new life into the little known world of the Germanic tribes. We see how they lived, fought, and worshipped their gods. Intricate 3D animation shows us how they built their settlements, buried their kings. "The Germanic Tribes" portrays the protagonists of an epoch of formative influence for Europe - whose legacy is still with us.