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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ever its qualities, had a nobler origin than classical.82 The Georgian in him came
to the fore, however, when he concluded that the mark of the success of Gothic
builders was that "no attentive observer ever viewed a regular avenue of well- ...
But no one who stumbled over the origins of the Gothic while contemplating the
wine harvest in the M£doc should be so summarily dismissed. It was 1785. Hall,
who described the incident in his Essay on the Origins, History and Principles of ...
But it was in France, where he was sent into raptures by the Gothic cathedrals,
that he hit on a way to demonstrate, empirically, just how their forms had "
naturally" evolved. As he watched the French vineyard laborers coming back
from 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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