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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This German wood is not "the setting"; it is the history itself.63 Almost a century
later the connections between ancient ... to paint a number of mountain scenes in
the Tyrol and around the Bohemian Woods that were yet another extension of the
ii Living in the Woods: Laws and Outlaws Behind this fantasy there was a real
place. But it hardly resembled the unbroken summery-sylvan idyll of the
greenwood. To imagine early medieval England blanketed with vast and
immemorial ly ...
With a name like Bois d'Hyver, how could the royal forester at Melun not make it
his mission to recover the woods for the king, and at least to curb the large-scale
illegal cutting and selling of timber that went on with impunity? The Revolution ...
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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