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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I thought of my father, looking stoically out at Hamp- stead Heath and reverting to
cricket metaphors before he died: "When you've had your innings, you've had
your innings." The tombs themselves were being buried, sliding gently and ...
I thought about King Stanislas Augustus Poniatowski, the last king of Poland,
sending boxes of smoked bison to his mistress, the Russian empress Catherine
the Great, even as she whetted her appetite for Poland itself. I thought of Julius
If the imperial dream was to stay afloat, something had to be done (so patriotic
souls thought) to revive the public spirit of the oligarchs. "Let each gentleman . . .
reflect upon horses and dogs, wine and women, cards and folly and then upon ...
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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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