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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CHAPTER NINE Arcadia Redesigned i Et in Arcadia Ego There have always
been two kinds of arcadia : shaggy and smooth ; dark and light ; a place of
bucolic leisure and a place of primitive panic . I was about ten when I discovered
both of ...
And by the time Sir Philip Sidney came to invent a poetic Arcadia for his sister ,
the countess of Pembroke , its original landscape and manners had become
unrecognizably altered . “ The countrey Arcadia ” apparently had been singular ...
342 aqueducts , 286 arcadia architecture and , 530 , 536 Białowieża forest as ,
48 - 9 Chinese gardens , 542 and illus . , illus . 543 enclosed gardens , illus . 532
– 3 , 534 - 8 , illus . 536 , 562 in England , 517 - 25 , 538 - 40 et in arcadia ego ...
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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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