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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12 Jankiel finishes, exhausted by this patriotic consummation; "His floating beard
majestically tipped;/Upon his cheeks two strange red circles showed,/And in his
eye a youthful ardour glowed." With tears in his eyes, he greets General ...
Two further scenes of obligatory patriotic piety complete the cycle: the forester's
ghost appears unseen to the young widow and her crying infant. Finally, in front
of an open grave a vision of the crowned Virgin and child appears to suggest, ...
in the thick of an oakwood. This was expressly meant to be a volunteer Home
Guard, and Kersting's trio (who were in fact killed at different times and in different
places of battle) have become allegorical incarnations of the patriotic volunteer.
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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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