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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Louis Ferdinand Alfred Maury, Les Forets de la France dans I'antiquite et au
Moyen Age (Paris: Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 1843), 13. 41.
These extracts are taken from Auguste Luchet, ed., Fontainehleau: Paytages,
On France: the field is dominated by two monumental studies by Andree Corvol,
L'Homme et I'arbre sous I'Ancien Regime (Paris, 1984) and L'Homme aux hois:
Histoire des relations de I'homme et de laforet, Xlle XXe sieeles (Paris, 1987).
(Paris, 1 780-1 786). Saussure is most accessible in his Journal d'un voyage a
Chamouni a la cime du Mont Blanc (1787; reprint, Lyon, 1926). I must thank Alix
Cooper for allowing me to see her unpublished paper on Deodat de Dolomicu: ...
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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