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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My mother ' s father , Mark , who did become a butcher , left this region along with
three brothers , at the turn of the century ... father , Eli , like many other Jews ,
made his living cutting timber from the great primeval forests , hauling it to the ...
Quite mad , of course , except that my father ' s father ' s family lived in Izmir while
my mother ' s father ' s family lived in Kowno . As far as I know , none of the
Schamas or the Steinbergs became Cossacks , though my mother swears we
had a ...
While my sister and I nibbled on peanuts , my father would order the proper hock
and the proper brown bread and settle back in beaming anticipation . The aroma
came first : a mighty wave of salt - toasted , pungent splendor advancing toward ...
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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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