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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On the other hand , Mussolini was also a great snob and the self - appointed
guardian of the Roman imperial legacy ( Tacitus included ) . So when a storm of
protest greeted the suggestion that the Codex Aesinas leave Italy , Mussolini ...
The old stereotypes of wild men munching on infants or doing unpleasant things
with animals were replaced by paragons of family life : a hairy hand - holding
between demure couples , or snub - nosed little wild - things having their heads ...
4 . of hand the idea that myths might be highly complex systems of understanding
, with the power to generate and determine social behavior , rather than the other
way about . For Frazer , on the other hand , they were simply “ mistakes ” that ...
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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