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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... makes it clear that the Scottish rationalist was in most respects an uncreative
disciple of the sociologist Spencer and the anthropologist Tylor. Like them, he
assumed that humanity's progressive evolu tion could be measured by the
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tion," which fully deserved ignominy and oblivion along with the rest of the rituals
and theology of the Christian cult. All this changed in the middle decades of the
eighteenth century. In 1753 the ex- Jesuit Marc-Antoine Laugier published his ...
tion of classical taste on industrial technology that made, for example, Josiah
Wedgwood's jasper pottery such a phenomenal success. And if there is a kind of
unpalatable clumsiness in Barry's version of the Thames (Osiris made over as ...
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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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