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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Eighteen of these chiselled tables from the region of Mendes survive, and have
been carefully discussed by Vivian Hibbs.33 Displaying an ingenious symbolic
economy, the wine ceremonially offered to Osiris or Hapy or Sarapis flowed ...
Four years after the king's departure to Spain (where he came to enjoy a further
reputation as about the best enlightened despotism could offer), a revolt of hellish
proportions exploded in the filthy and ravenous alleys of Naples. What the ...
And since the British victory at Alexandria in 1801 had resulted in the final
expulsion of Bonaparte's troops from Egypt, the opportunity was taken to "suggest
" to the Turkish viceroy, Mehemet Ali, that his offer of a gift of gratitude for 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