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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Though the Polish nobility began to ape the manners and dwellings of their
Western counterparts, in their hunting lodges they still sustained the illusion that
Sarmatian blood coursed through their veins; that they remained the worthy heirs
The flamboyant hunting lodges of Bialowieza became home to the different
divisions of the Nazi terror. ... tsar's hunting apartments while the rest of the
palace was filled up with officers, Goring's specially deputed forester Ulrich
Scherping and ...
Since the very first treatise on hunting, Xenophon's Cynegeticus (Hunting Man),
riding to hunt had been the recommended way for aspirant knights to win their
spurs.22 But this was more than an exercise in physical prowess. Observing 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