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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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 ...
Thus what you would regard as misery is the natural way of life of many peoples.
36 The armies of the Caesars may have fought the battles but it was the prose of
Tacitus that ordained the conflict, for generations, for centuries to come, on and ...
Woods. 12. Tacitus, Germania, chap. 4 (pp. 134-36). 13. On the. 1 . Franz
Lichterfcld, "Der Auerochs," Die Natur: Zeitung zur Verbreitung naturwis-
senschafelicher Kenntnis und Naturanschauung fur Leser aller Stdnde (Organ
des Deutschen ...
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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