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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Tuisto had given birth to Mannus, the first man, who in his turn had produced
three sons, each the ancestral forefather of a German tribe. Beyond all other
peoples, Tacitus seemed to be saying, the Germans were true indigens, sprung
from the ...
No wonder the Axis was a disaster; no wonder that with the Duce swinging from a
lamppost, the SS had come to transport Tacitus back where they thought he
belonged, north of the Alps. He had, after all, given them more than their tribal ...
The earlier texts had given the Swiss themselves the necessary myths for a
patriotic topography and history. The sixteenth-century writers had done their
best to make montagnards and lowland Swiss as similar as possible: part of a
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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