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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Are they unhappy? No, there is no unhappiness in that which has become
natural through habit; what has become necessity soon becomes pleasure. . . .
Thus what you would regard as misery is the natural way of life of many peoples.
36 The ...
But what had happened here? Had the woods become subdued by the
priesthood or had the cathedral gone green? Had, for that matter, the female
incarnations of the fecund earth — Gaia and Artemis — become absorbed into
the fruitful ...
Every Pentecost saw a pilgrimage to the miraculous leak, which by the early
eighteenth century had become a rowdy annual festival, altogether too much like
the Maytime woodland bacchanals for the authorities' liking. Their censure was ...
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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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