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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Are they unhappy? No, there is no unhappiness in that which has become
natural through habit; what has become necessity soon becomes pleasure. . . .
Thus what you would regard as misery is the natural way of life of many peoples.
36 The ...
Short- swords could slash at the enemy's unprotected faces, causing enough
chaos for them to become encumbered in the thick vegetation with their unwieldy
spears and long wickerwork shields.41 A series of battles followed, some on a ...
Had the woods become subdued by the priesthood or had the cathedral gone
green? Had, for that matter, the female incarnations of the fecund earth — Gaia
and Artemis — become absorbed into the fruitful Virgin? Even before the ...
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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