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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The reality of German eighteenth - century forestry bore very little resemblance to
the nostalgic yearning for the ancient broadleaf forests of the tribes . For what
little of the mixed hardwood stands had survived the Thirty Years ' War and the ...
The myth of a mountain utopia was not invented , so much as reinvented , in the
eighteenth century . In the homegrown sixteenth - century eulogies of city Swiss
like Conrad Gesner , extolling the frugal robustness and artless virtue of the ...
The budding enthusiasm for mountain scenery in eighteenth - century Britain is
superbly analyzed by Malcolm Andrews , The Search for the Picturesque
Landscape : Aesthetics and Tourism in Britain , 1760 - 1800 ( Stanford , 1989 ) ;
and 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