Landscape and Memory
Vintage Books, 1995 - 652 pagina's
One of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year
In Landscape and Memory 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.
"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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Even in the first century Pliny had noted that the bison had retreated in the face of
colonization to the depths of the great Hercynian forest that marked the eastern
border between ancient "Germania" and the unknown and unconquered ...
But in the first century A.D., when Tacitus was writing, the alien forest was
German, specifically the immense Hercynian forest that extended in different
belts, west to east, all the way from the Rhine across the Danube perhaps as far
as the Elbe ...
original grandeur of the ancient forests, dismissed its demonization as the home
of barbarism as so much Italian slander, ... Albrecht Altdorfer's Family of Satyrs,
with a golden- Thc Black Forest, "part of the Hercynian Forest," engraving from ...
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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