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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And so it often was, but the villages we walked through, these picture-perfect
rustic cottages with their slanting timber eaves and crook-fenced gardens, had
once been Jewish houses. "Seventy percent, eighty percent of the people here
Henry Mil's dissolution of the monasteries provided them with the opportunity to
buy choice land with both mineral wealth and the timber to process it. Thus the
great woods of Robertsbridge Abbey in Sussex, for example, made Sir William ...
Before the crisis of the 179os the huge expense of shipping timber from the
dense Canadian forests of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick had seemed
prohibitive. But such was the desperation of the wartime navy that they were now
prepared to ...
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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