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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James Fenimore Cooper, The Pathfinder (New York: Signet Classic, 1981), 11.
36. For more on this subject, see the classic survey by Roderick Nash,
Wilderness and the American Mind. 37. Cole had, in fact, been experimenting
with ruins ...
On the cult of Rousseau's posterity, see my Citizens: A Chronicle of the French
Revolution (New York, 1989), 156-61. 54. Shelley's account of the voyage is in
his letter to Thomas Love Peacock, July 12,1816. It was printed in full in Shelley
of Ordinary Landscapes (Oxford and New York, 1979); see also his essay "The
Beholding Eye" in the same volume. The other patriarch of landscape history and
interpretation is Yi-Fu Tuan, to whose elegant synthesis of psychology and ...
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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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