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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There it is again seized by Set/Typhon, described by Barlow as the "power of
darkness," who cut the body in pieces and threw the genitals into the Nile. Isis . . .
collected all parts of her husband's body except the precious fragment left in the ...
sanguine — the quality that made him by turns amiable, urgent, fanciful, eloquent
, wilful, extravagant, reckless, infatuated, obstinate, mendacious, the sanguine
that coursed about the tubes and runnels of his body — that commanded his ...
1509. the conflict between the exhilaration of the body and the repose of the soul
became more urgent. The tension between physical and metaphysical exertion is
, for example, at the heart of the most famous of all early climbing narratives: the ...
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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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