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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The second of Riehl ' s volumes was called Land und Leute ( Land and People ) .
It was organized around a series of oppositions between those aspects of the
land shaped by the engine of the market and those which had escaped its force .
But as Cristina Mathews has pointed out in her perceptive essay on the
Waterbury sacro monte , this “ Cross of Peace , ” while imposing , was too
stripped - down and austere to serve the evangelical purposes of the men who
built Holy Land ...
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
hucksterism of ...
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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