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 though environmental history offers some of the most original and
challenging history now being written, it inevitably tells the same dismal tale: of
land taken, exploited, exhausted; of traditional cultures said to have lived in a
relation of ...
And he listed exactly the related cults that James Frazer, a century later, would
claim to be mere variations of a single, original archetype: the castrated Atys, the
dismembered Adonis, Persian Mythras, and so on. Barlow went even further by ...
ii Primitives and Pastorals You would never know it from the languid nymphs and
shepherds that populate the pastoral landscapes of the Renaissance, but the
mark of the original Arcadians was their bestiality. Their presiding divinity, Pan, ...
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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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