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Landscape and Memory (Paperback)
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The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount -- read 'Landscape and Memory' to have these explained! 'Landscape and Memory' is a history book unlike any other. In a series of journeys through space and time, it examines our relationship with the landscape around us -- rivers, mountains, forests -- the impact each of them has had on our culture and imaginations, and the way in which we, in turn, have shaped them to answer our needs. This is not a conventional history book, but a book that builds up its argument by a series of poetic stories and impressions which cumulatively have the effect of a great novel. The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount -- at the end of this wonderful book we understand where these ideas have come from, why they are so compelling and how they still lie all around us.

History & Politics >> History General & Theory >> General & world historyHistory & Politics >> History: specific events & topics >> Historical geographyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Anthropology Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 18/03/1996 ISBN-13: 9780006863489  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Erudite, exuberant, eclectic, excessive, often, and endearing: Schama at his best.

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