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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adamant and eloquent voice raised on behalf of the sacred and tribal continuities
of Deutschtum. He had stood all the pieties of the Enlightenment on their head.
Where the philosophes offered classical universalism and the triumph of ...
Many of the tables featured emblems of fertility — ears of corn, lotus pods, or
bunches of grapes — as well as sacred fauna of the Nile, like crocodiles,
dolphins, and lions. The meander itself, which we take for granted as a purely
For these jubilees were occasions of conspicuous sacred display in a city packed
with pilgrims; confraternities and even the poor eager to have the rich (for a
change) wait on them. It was the chance for Innocent to make his own permanent
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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