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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Some of these zealous guardians of landscape memory — like Julius von
Brincken, Tsar Nicholas I's warden of the Polish primeval forest of Bialowieza, or
Claude Francois Denecourt, who invented the romantic hike in the woods of ...
None of this means that when we, too, set off on the trail of "social memory" we
will inevitably end up in places where, in a century of horror, we would rather not
go, places that represent a reinforcement of, rather than an escape from, public ...
burg school," first in Hamburg, later in London, where Mnemosyne, the goddess
of memory, is literally inscribed over the doorway. At the level of social
psychology, Warburg probably believed in the universality of a symbolic
repertoire. But he ...
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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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