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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Like Standish before him, Evelyn had a higher political and national purpose in
mind. Chapter 7, he immodestly insisted, "should constitute part of the political
catechism of all Statesmen" (advice that was taken more seriously across the ...
... reveal its circulation. iv The Political Theory of Whitebait It was one of my
father's firmest beliefs that no one could know real happiness who had not, at
some time, gorged on a plate of crisply fried whitebait. The fact that this excluded
much of ...
and the bee: the one placidly dutiful, the other a real paragon of social and even
political virtue. Passing their lives "under the majesty of law," the bees alone "
know a fatherland and fixed home, and in summer, mindful of the winter to come,
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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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