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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The rock from which the river-gods appeared almost naturally extruded, rather
than posed, obviously owed much to the Mannerist rocks of the fountain grottoes,
but it could as well invoke scriptural precedents: the rock of Horeb from which ...
It seemed to defy the conventions of matter, with Domi- tian's obelisk set atop a
rock that was itself pierced on both axes, almost as if the column had erupted
from the stone, cracking its mass as it emerged, but then, like a jet of water,
From the village of Echelles, just to the north, the road ascended for six miles of "
magnificent rudeness ... on one side the rock hanging over you, & on the other a
monstrous precipice, in the bottom runs a torrent, called Les Guiers morts, that ...
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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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