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 it was also a site of miracles where stags would appear bearing the holy
cross in their antlers, and the leprous and the lame could be suddenly cured with
a root or a bough.71 Alas, it was not easy to protect holy seclusion.
Even the more adventurous pilgrims confined themselves to the traditional Holy
Land sites of the Scriptures. But with the waning of the Crusades, and the
reopening of trade routes in the Levant in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries,
In 1958 HOLY LAND USA, announced by giant capital letters — the beatific
rebuttal of the HOLLYWOOD sign — opened for business. It combined the
Franciscan tervor and innocent literalism of Monte Verna with the inspired huck-
sterism of ...
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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