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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Bureaucrats like Tyzenhaus, with armies of clerks and scribes, were turned loose
on the forests to verify what was the king's share, and to see what enterprises
might be initiated. Serious men in perruques, short dark coats, and pince-nez ...
Later Eustace seems to have turned pirate in the Channel, and eventually, like
many of the outlaw types, was betrayed and beheaded- Robin himself is no
radical. He venerates the Virgin. He. 150 THE LIBERTIES OF THE
And as Barlow's own ruminations turned archaeological and oriental, he turned,
as did all the members of the Institut, to the colossal peculiarity of Charles
Francois Dupuis. In 1 794 Dupuis published his Origine de tous les cultes; ou, ...
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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