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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But it was also a site of miracles where stags would appear bearing the holy
cross in their antlers, and the leprous and the lame could be suddenly cured with
a root or a bough.71 Alas, it was not easy to protect holy seclusion.
... but such an astonishing confluence would have to await the miraculous
appearance of something quite unimaginable to Caesar or his imperial
successors: Christian hydraulics. iii Holy Confluences It was odd, Father Felix
Fabri thought, that ...
In 1958 holy land usa, announced by giant capital letters — the beatific rebuttal of
the HOLLYWOOD sign — opened for business. It combined the Franciscan fervor
and innocent literalism of Monte Verna with the inspired huck- sterism of Mont ...
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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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