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Landscape and memory

Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Schama, Simon.
Landscape and memory.
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©1995
(OCoLC)647647853
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama
ISBN: 0679402551 9780679402558 0006863485 9780006863489
OCLC Number: 29596504
Awards: Winner of WH Smith Literary Prize 1996.
Winner of WH Smith Annual Literary Award 1996.
Shortlisted for NCR Book Award 1996.
Description: xi, 652 pages, [37] pages of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Wood: Prologue: The detour ; ch. 1. In the realm of the Lithuanian bison: The royal beasts of Baiłowieża. The last foray. Mortality, immortality ; ch. 2. Der Holzweg : the track through the woods: The hunt for Germania. Blood in the forest. Arminius Redivivus ; Waldsterben ; ch. 3. The liberties of the greenwood: Green men. Living in the woods : laws and outlaws. Hearts of oak and bulwarks of liberty? The pillars of Gaul. In extremis ; ch. 4. The verdant cross: Grizzlies. Vegetable resurrection. Pathfinders. The verdant cross. Tabernacles. Volvos at the sepulchre --
pt. 2. Water: ch. 5. Streams of consciousness: The flow of myth. Circulation : arteries and mysteries. Holy confluences. Fons sapientiae. Nile brought to Tiber. Bernini and the four rivers ; ch. 6. Bloodstreams: Sir Walter Ralegh loses his drift. The man in the brown paper boat. Power lines. The political theory of whitebait. Bodies of water. The waters of Isis : the Thames and the Nile --
pt. 3. Rock: ch. 7. Dinocrates and the shaman : altitude, beatitude, magnitude: The woman on Mount Rushmore. Donocrates and the shaman. Elevations. Exorcising Pilate. Calvaries of convenience. The last Sacro Monte? ; ch. 8. Vertical empires, cerebral chasms: Delightful horror. Vertical empires, cerebral chasms. The seat of virtue. Conquests. Albert the Great. Prospects of salvation --
pt. 4. Wood, water, rock: ch. 9. Arcadia redesigned: Et in Arcadia ego. Primitives and pastorals. Rudeness and confusion. An Arcadia for the people : the Forest of Fontainebleau. Arcadia under glass. The wild, hairy huckleberry.
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