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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Instead of assuming the mutually exclusive character of Western culture and
nature, I want to suggest the strength of the links that have bound them together.
That strength is often hidden beneath layers of the commonplace. So Landscape
And it is at the point where the Titan's daughter has had enough that the fountain
offers its metamorphosis, with the peasants suddenly turning into frogs, some still
with human torsoes beneath their abruptly bulging eyes and webbed limbs.
Many others, less given to piety, had the identical experience of transfiguration
beneath the moon of Philae, a trembling disturbance beneath the skin that shook
their composure. Lucie Duff- Gordon, who had been sent to Egypt to have her ...
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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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