Landscape and Memory

A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
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"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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A work of startling ambition, executed in brief vignettes of anecdote, history, and art scholarship. I had had my eye on Landscape and Memory ever since I first saw it on the shelf at the Mudd, but ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: Landscape And Memory

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This book sat on my book shelf for at least fifteen years, occasionally being picked up for some browsing, looking at the pictures, or reading a little section here and there. I've actually read it ... Volledige recensie lezen


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chapter one In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison

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Simon Schama is Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.††He is the author of Citizens, Dead Certainties and An Embarrassment of Riches.††Simon Schama lives in New York with his wife and their two children.

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