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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Once printed , the Germania took on a life of its own and the Guarnieri manuscript
slipped back into drowsy obscurity in the palazzo library in the hills back of
Ancona . Revolution arrived in the 1790s and the male line of the Guarnieri ...
In the first instance , though , it was the commerce of novelty , not the cult of
antiquity , that took up the “ Mammoth Trees . ” By the time James Mason
Hutchings , the English - born publisher of Hutchings ' California Magazine , took
the first ...
Bernini took one of the most familiar of Ovid ' s myths , the moment when Neptune
relents from the primal flood and , to the sound of Triton ' s horn , the waters
recede into the forms they took on the reborn earth : lakes , seas , and rivers .
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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