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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All we knew was that to create a Jewish forest was to go back to the beginning of
our place in the world , the nursery of the nation . Once rooted , the irresistible
cycle of vegetation , where death merely composted the process of rebirth ...
... healing pool acts as the baptismal source of atonement and redemption . The
snow which dominates the earlier painting is now reduced to the merest touches
of white at the tips of rocks and twigs . And where the grass had been beginning ...
It was just the beginning of the end . What the British Empire commenced , the
Soviet Empire ( which believed in great dams as if they were ordained by the
dialectic ) completed . Gamal Nasser ' s Aswân High Dam supplied him with the ...
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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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