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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And Louis XIV's "War of Devolution" waged on the eastern frontier of the kingdom
in 1667 had already added the thickly wooded hills and mountains of the
Franche-Comte to the inventory. Before long the forested hills of the Vosges
would be ...
specifically contrasted the "castled crags . . . vine-clad hills and ancient villages"
of the Rhine with the "'natural majesty" of the Hudson. "Its shores are not
besprinkled with venerated ruins or the palaces of princes; but there are
Both men had an emotional investment in the vision — Borglum because he had
first seen the Hills on his second honeymoon; Robinson because his notion had
been voted, then repudiated a week later, by a South Dakota women's club.20 ...
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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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