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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For a century and a half Poland had been ruled by the Lithuanian dynasty of the
Jagiellons. In 1386 Iogaila, the last pagan grand duke of Lithuania, had married
the twelve-year-old Jadwiga of Anjou and Poland, uniting their realms under his ...
clear: a new Poland or no Poland at all. Taxation, education, the economy, and
finally the political system itself all became targets of radical change. In Lithuania
Tyzenhaus pressed on busily, carrying out the first statistical survey of the royal ...
Much of the country followed and, as usual in such circumstances, attempts at
mediation died between obdurate reaction (in Moscow) and revolutionary
passion (in Poland). In January 1831 the tsar was formally deposed as king of
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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