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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Italy spins in turmoil. The last days of July had seen the end of Mussolini's
dictatorship. Now, his Roman Empire is open to barbarian occupation, the
Germans obeying Hitler's orders not to relinquish an inch of the Apennine center
and north; ...
In pursuit of these imps, Warburg, in 1895, did something no self-respecting art
historian of the Italian quattrocento would have dreamed of doing. He undertook
an extraordinary journey into the desert of New Mexico to observe Hopi Indian ...
possibility to propose the only contribution he could make: establishing a learned
journal in the Italian language in Germany as a way of keeping the two cultures
connected. A Rivista duly appeared under his editorship. But it was of no avail.
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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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