Landscape and Memory
Vintage, 1996 - 652 pagina's
A Time Magazine Best Books of the Year. In Landscape and Memory, award-winning author Simon Schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German forest; the play of Christian and pagan myth in Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers; and the duel between a monumental sculptor and a feminist gadfly on the slopes of Mount Rushmore. The result is a triumphant work of history, naturalism, mythology, and art, as encyclopedic as The Golden Bough and as irresistibly readable as Schama's own Citizens.
"A work of great ambition and enormous intellectual scope...consistently provocative and revealing."--New York Times
"Extraordinary...a summary cannot convey the riches of this book. It will absorb, instruct, and fascinate."--New York Review of Books
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Bialowieza was retaken by Russian troops in 181 3 and would remain the
personal domain of the tsars for another century. Although the Congress of
Vienna established a pseudo-autonomous "Kingdom of Poland," ruled indirectly
by the ...
Needless to say, Goring cast a glittering and covetous eye on Bialowieza. He
slept in the tsar's bed, vast enough to accommodate his frightening bulk, and
wallowed like a hog in the marble sunken bath. After his initial visit he made sure
Around the village of Narew, northwest of Bialowieza, Battalion 322 behaved with
characteristically brisk cruelty, rounding up the population on the pretext of
checking papers, then driving the men off into the puszcza Ladzka nearby and ...
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LANDSCAPE AND MEMORYGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
With this fascinating, encyclopedic survey of cultural landscapes, Schama (Dead Certainties, 1991, etc.) demonstrates once again just why he holds a charmed place in the literature of historical ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JayLivernois - LibraryThing
I find this a hard book to finish. It is one of those books it seems difficult to get into although the material is interesting and the thought good. Volledige review lezen