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FEATURED TITLE: The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction
The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction shows that the concept of ‘Gothic’ is wildly diverse. It can refer to ecclesiastical architecture, supernatural fiction, cult horror films, and a distinctive style of rock music. It has influenced political theorists and social reformers, as well as Victorian home décor and contemporary fashion.
Read Chapter 1. Origins of the Goths, charting the history of the Goths. 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.