Landscape and Memory

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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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LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY

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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

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Gebruikersrecensie  - 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

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Introduction
3
Prologue The Detour
23
CHAPTER ONE In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison
37
The Track Through the Woods
75
CHAPTER THREE The Liberties of the Greenwood
135
The Verdant Cross
185
Vegetable Resurrection
201
Pathfinders
207
The Political Theory of Whitebait
352
Bodies of Water
362
The Thames and the Nile
374
PART FOUR Wood Water Rock
515
Primitives and Pastorals
526
Rudeness and Confusion
538
The Forest
546
Arcadia under Glass
560

The Verdant Cross
223
Volvos at the Sepulchre
240
CHAPTER
307
The Man in the Brown Paper Boat
320
Power Lines
333
The Wild Hairy Huckleberry
571
A Bibliographic Guide
613
Acknowledgements
623
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Over de auteur (1995)

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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