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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62. Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni,"
Poems (New York, 1993), 1 12-17. 63. Horace Benedict de Saussure, Journal d'
un voyage a Chamouni et a la eime du Mont Blanc (1787; reprint, Lyon, 1926),
of the climb, My Ascent of Mont Blanc, trans. Jennifer Barnes (London, 1992 ).
There are many studies of Victorian climbing, for example, Ronald William Clark,
The Victorian Mountaineers (London, 1953), but the literature is dominated by
413, 430 Montagu, Jennifer, 294 Montaigne, Michel de, 43 1 Montalto, Cardinal,
289 Mont Blanc, 422, 472-3, 475, 489-90 ascents of, 463, 464-6, 490-4, illus. 493
, 495-8 Raskin's drawing of, 508 Smith's show about, 498-502 "Mont Blanc" ...
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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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