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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clear: a new Poland or no Poland at all. Taxation, education, the economy, and
finally the political system itself all became targets of radical change. In Lithuania
Tyzenhaus pressed on busily, carrying out the first statistical survey of the royal ...
Much of the country followed and, as usual in such circumstances, attempts at
mediation died between obdurate reaction (in Moscow) and revolutionary
passion (in Poland). In January 183 1 the tsar was formally deposed as king of
463 Poland, 23-6 Great Poland period, 42-3 hunting in, 43 Jews of, 26-33, illus.
28 Lithuania, union with, 28, 40-1 partitioning of, 46, 47 revolution of 1830s, 53-4
revolution of 1860s, 61-4 Sarmatian history, 38 Stalinist purges, 25, 26 World ...
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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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