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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Objectively, of course, the various ecosystems that sustain life on the planet
proceed independently of human agency, just as they operated before the hectic
ascendancy of Homo sapiens. But it is also true that it is difficult to think of a
Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State, 1833-36.
Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire: Desolation, 1833-36. Thomas Cole, Home
in the Woods, 1847, detail. his Course of Empire were inscribed in landscapes ...
Of course there had been nothing in his science to tell Saussure, when he had
gazed up at the mountain for the first time from the valley in 1760, what standing
atop it would feel like. He had only the lines of his friend and mentor Haller, his ...
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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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