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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We know, for example, that the herd belonging to the monastic domain of St.
Remi at Longeville numbered four hundred and fifteen, and comprised one
hundred and forty "young pigs," ten "great boars," one hundred and sixty-five
sows, and ...
No sentimental respecter of maternity, Gale stripped the tree of its fragrant, dark-
ridged bark to a height of a hundred and sixteen feet and shipped the pieces east
, where they were stitched back together and the hollow giant shown as a ...
Over a hundred feet tall, it was hauled to San Giovanni in Laterano. And the last
of the four also lay broken in the Circus Max- imus and was set upright in the
Piazza del Popolo in the spring of 15 89. 73 But Sixtus was not yet finished with
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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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