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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This was less from any acknowledgement on his part of the symbolic aura of the
animal than from his relative indifference to the hunt and the traditional protection
accorded to the bison and the lynx as "royal beasts." But what the last king of ...
As royal greenwood it was governed sternly but impartially for the hunt. (The most
comprehensive manual of hunting would be written by the duke of York as late as
the fifteenth century.) But the legal forest was also a place of profit for noble ...
It was an argument bizarre enough to appeal to James, who allowed the royal
imprimatur to cover Standish's second publication, New Directions for the
Planting of Wood, in which a "General Plantation" was urged to forestall the evil
day when ...
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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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