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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ease, try the bison," said Tadeusz. "Really, it's very good." So I did, and had to
admit that it tasted better than it looked — crimson and stringy — arranged vividly
on the "huntsman's platter" between the wild boar and the elk venison. In fact it ...
The bison was as important to the Lithuanian- Polish cult of knighthood as the
bull was for the Spanish warrior caste at the other end of Christianity's frontiers.9
It was a one-ton prodigy, exhibiting the primitive ferocity of the frontier wilderness.
Von Brincken respected the stubborn resolution of the creatures and
sympathized with their seasonal irritability. During winter a bull bison planted
across a forest path was simply immovable. To approach it at closer than twenty
paces invited a ...
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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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