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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As royal greenwood it was governed sternly but impartially for the hunt. (The most
comprehensive manual of hunting would be written by the duke of York as late as
the fifteenth century.) But the legal forest was also a place of profit for noble ...
It was an argument bizarre enough to appeal to James, who allowed the royal
imprimatur to cover Standish's second publication, New Directions for the
Planting of Wood, in which a "General Plantation" was urged to forestall the evil
day when ...
At its head would be the officers of the royal forestry corps, the mattrtse, dressed
in blue velvet surtout coats with gold vests and frogging, cocked hats on their
carefully bewigged heads. Behind them would follow the forest guards whose
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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