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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conspicuously missing from Kiefer's wooden pantheon ) , whose embrace of myth fired their hostility to natural ... the cautionary case of the French anthropologist Georges Dumézil , whose book on German myths was published in 1939.
of hand the idea that myths might be highly complex systems of understanding , with the power to generate and determine social ... there were those ( Nietzsche , for example ) who thought myth and modernity not at all irreconcilable .
See Yi - Fu Tuan , Landscapes of Fear ( New York , 1979 ) , 58 ; for the Tammuz myth and other related Near Eastern myths , see Eleanor Follansbee , “ The Story of the Flood in the Light of Comparative Semitic Mythology , ” in Alan ...
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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
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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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