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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But the French Revolution was less concerned with realities than with justice and
retribution. Though the agents of misery were more likely to be the woodland
entrepreneurs than the officers of the royal forest corps, it was the men in blue
But then Joel Barlow was a chronic breaker-off.4 The son of a Connecticut farmer
, he had found schoolmastering too humdrum, Yale too sober; and a chaplaincy
to a Massachusetts regiment of the line during the American Revolution had not ...
See Daniel Solakian, "De la multiplication des chevres sous la Revolution," in D.
Woronoff, ed., Revolution et espaces forestiers (Paris, 1988), 53-62. This volume
is indispensable for an understanding of the effects of the French Revolution on ...
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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
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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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