Landscape and Memory
A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
"Opening a radically new and original path into history, Simon Schama explores the scenery of our Western culture, both real landscapes and landscapes of the mind that have given us our sense of homeland, the dark woods of our imagined origins. What unfolds is a series of compelling journeys through space and time: from the ancient woodland of Poland, a symbol over the centuries of national endurance, through the forest birthplace of the German psyche, to the Big Trees of Yosemite that gave a new nation its holy past. Through all of history, from pre-classical antiquity to the Third Reich and beyond, Schama uncovers the myths and memories that have stamped themselves on our most basic social instincts and institutions: territorial identity, the wild and domestic, mortality and immortality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Chamonix. With an almost vexing insouciance he was up to the top and back
again with a speed and agility that stunned even the guides. Later Beaufoy
explained that he had been moved by nothing more subtle than "the desire
everyone has ...
Everyone else, from her horrified physician to virtually all her friends and
acquaintances, and the guides at Chamonix whom she contacted, assumed it
was some sort of "female vanity" that put the idea into her head. She was,
however, in ...
See Paul Payot, Au royaume du Mont Blanc (Chamonix, 1950), 238. 65. On the
successor climbs, see Claire Eliane Engel, Histoire de I'alpinisme des origines a
nos jours (Paris, 1950), 55. 66. John Auldjo, A Narrative of an Ascent to the ...
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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
Prologue The Detour
chapter one In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison
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