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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Breviary, ninth century, Metz. that was shown to travellers as a witness to the birth
of Apollo, much as the Mariposa Big Trees were said to have been
contemporaries of the Christian nativity. And since the words for "palm" and "
phoenix" were ...
Had it been adamantly ascetic, Christianity would have been unique among the
religions of the world in its rejection of ... that Christian theology, notwithstanding
its official nervousness about pagan tree cults, would, in the end, go beyond the ...
And like many of the surviving Egyptian antiquities in and about Rome, it had
been effectively baptized into the Christian tradition through a combination of
archaeological ignorance and rich local mythology. The Vatican obelisk, brought
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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