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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And so it often was, but the villages we walked through, these picture-perfect
rustic cottages with their slanting timber eaves and crook-fenced gardens, had
once been Jewish houses. "Seventy percent, eighty percent of the people here
In 1611 Standish addressed his Commons' Complaint directly to King James I.
The premise of all such appeals was that the king had been misled by poor or
wicked counsel, that he could not possibly be indifferent to the fate of his timber.
Before the crisis of the 1790s the huge expense of shipping timber from the
dense Canadian forests of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick had seemed
prohibitive. But such was the desperation of the wartime navy that they were now
prepared to ...
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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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