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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Bureaucrats like Tyzenhaus , with armies of clerks and scribes , were turned
loose on the forests to verify what was the king ' s share , and to see what
enterprises might be initiated . Serious men in perruques , short dark coats , and
pince - nez ...
After all , Willibrord ' s story , ostensibly a conversionary miracle , actually
demonstrates the ways by which pagan beliefs could be turned to Christian ends
. The “ divine blast ” that helped Boniface fell the oak is identical with the pagan ...
Yet he survived the ignominy and the bad eggs and even turned the fiasco to his
own purposes by flaying the pusillanimity of Fennor in another broadside . This
time , his foe rose to the bait , offering a counter - tirade , and before long Taylor ...
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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