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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In 1386 its hunter-king Jagiello married the Polish queen Jadwiga, creating by
their union the Great Polish realm. Over time the cultural identity of the south and
west of the country was colonized by Poland. Its landowning gentry came to
It is still there, bragging in golden limestone of so many bulls, cows, and calves,
facing trees carved with the initials of Polish tourists. The electors of Saxony, all of
Europe knew, had only been made kings of Poland by grace of the Russian ...
I am most grateful to Ms. Matynia for drawing my attention to the mounds and for
other generous help in the cultural history of Polish landscape. 5. See the brilliant
and moving account of this relationship given by Aleksander Hertz, The Jews in ...
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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