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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Just pull!” They both pulled. The rope began moving; the obelisk began swinging.
For a moment he thought Senice's head had disappeared into the stone. But the
obelisk was gaining momentum, steadily increasing its arc over the opening.
'Hier Gideon Davis aan de Obelisk. Hoort u mij?' Gideon liet de knop los. Boven
het geraas van de motoren en de wind boven de stuurhut uit kon hij nauwelijks
het geruis van de radio onderscheiden. 'Obelisk, hoort u mij?' Ditmaal klonk er ...
A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press Neil Pearson Veronica Hollinger.
Notes On the only copy examined [Syracuse] the three lines of text on the verso
giving the contact information for New Review Publications have been inked out
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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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