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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The bison was as important to the Lithuanian-Polish cult of knighthood as the bull
was for the Spanish warrior caste at the other end of Christianity's frontiers.9 It
was a one-ton prodigy, exhibiting the primitive ferocity of the frontier wilderness.
Von Brincken respected the stubborn resolution of the creatures and
sympathized with their seasonal irritability. During winter a bull bison planted
across a forest path was simply immovable. To approach it at closer than twenty
paces invited a ...
and then from a goat. The bison calf had pushed the barnyard animals away in
powerful disgust, preferring to take a cereal pap from a dish held by humans. And
when, some years later, attempts were made to mate the female with a prize bull,
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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