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By Simon Schama

Considered one of Time Magazine's most sensible Books of the Year

In Landscape and Memory Schama levels over continents and centuries to bare the psychic claims that people have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German wooded area; the play of Christian and pagan delusion in Bernini's Fountain of the 4 Rivers; and the duel among a enormous sculptor and a feminist gadfly at the slopes of Mount Rushmore. the result's a effective paintings of heritage, naturalism, mythology, and paintings.

"A paintings of significant ambition and massive highbrow scope...consistently provocative and revealing."--New York Times

"Extraordinary...a precis can't exhibit the riches of this e-book. it is going to take in, coach, and fascinate."--New York assessment of Books

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By the time he met Celina, Mickiewicz was already stirred by what seemed to be the ordained union o f the fate o f both tribes. In 1842 he would tell his students at the College de France (in tones o f divine election reminis­ cent o f Michelet’s threnodies for the Chosen o f republican France) that it was not accidental that this people [the Jews] chose Poland for their fatherland. The most spiritual o f all people, they are capable o f grasp­ ing the highest values o f humanity. But halted by their development, unable to see the end promised to them by Providence, they scattered the powers o f their spirit in earthly ways and thus became contami­ nated.

S o as m u ch as M ik oiaj H ussow ski was anxious to present h im self at R o m e as the learned and piou s H ussovianus, the representative o f a true P o lish -C ath o lic Renaissance, his p o em celebrated the raw ungovernability o f the Lithuanian forest w o rld . T h e paradox is explained by the m o m en t in Polish h istory at w h ich H u s ­ sowski was w riting. F o r a centu ry and a h a lf Poland had been ruled by the L ithuanian dynasty o f the JagieUons. In j 386 Io gaila, the last pagan g ran d d uke o f Lithuania, had married the tw elve-year-old Jadwiga o f A n jo u and P o lan d, uniting their realms u nder his freshly baptized kingship.

I pressed my mother while we sat eating salad in a West End hotel. For the first time in my life I badly PROLOGUE 28 needed to know. “ Kowno gubernia, outside Kowno, that’s all we ever knew. She shrugged her shoulders and went back to the lettuce. The history o f the country only deepens the uncertainty. For “ Lithuania” is not coterminous with the present borders o f the shrunken Baltic republic; still less with its language and religion. For centuries it covered an immense expanse o f territory stretching all the way from the Black Sea in the south to the Bug river in the west to the Baltic in the north.

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