Continuing our #VSI25 celebration of 25 years of the 'Very Short Introduction' series, for October we're exploring the origins of the Goths and giving you free access to the first chapter of Nick Groom's 'The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction'
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Explore the wildly diverse concept of 'Gothic' with the first chapter of 'The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction':
There have been many theories on the development of the Gothic race, their influence in history, and their religious beliefs. The story of the Gothic starts with the barbarians, a word derived from Greek. The Goths were the first of the barbarians to develop a literate culture. They were cosmopolitans...