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 the woodcut that the drawing master supplied as illustration looks a lot more
like the poetic arcadia than the Thames valley . It is an inventory of the standard
features of the humanist happy valley : rolling hills safely grazed by fleecy flocks ...
Journeying Through the Even more important , though , the forest supplied
America with the visiWilderness from ble form of the primitive church . Plymouth
to Hartford , 1636 , The groves were God's first temples . Ere man learned 1846 .
Two brothers , absolved from silence to care for travellers , supplied them with the
sort of simple , wholesome fare that Romantic preconceptions about mountain
hostelries assumed : pickled salmon , dried fish , conserves , cheese , butter ...
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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