I Never Knew That About London by Christopher WinnBestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to discover the unknown tales of our capitals history. Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the worlds most dynamic metropolis I Never Knew That About London unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the citys compelling, and at times, turbulent past.
See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner in his final years and find out where Londons first nude statue is. Explore Londons finest country house in Charlton and unearth the secrets of the Mother of Parliaments . Spy out the village that gave its name to a car and the Russian word for railway station. Discover which church steeple gave us the design of the traditional wedding cake, where the sandwich was invented and where in Bond Street you can see Londons oldest artefact. Visit the house where Handel and Jimi Hendrix both lived. Climb the famous 311 steps of the Monument, go from East to West and back again at Greenwich and fly the worlds biggest big wheel.
Brimming with facts, stories and snippets providing a spellbinding insight into the history of London, this beautifully illustrated gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.
The rise of memory - Pierre Nora
Remembered Realms: Pierre Nora and French National Memory
Augustin, La charmeuse de serpents [Paris], carte postale, Museum , France, carte postale, He has published on travel writing, colonial history, postcolonial and world literature, and the memorialization of slavery. The term has become widely used across a number of languages and fields, and some would even argue that it has become, over the past thirty years, an overused yet underexplored item of critical terminology. The volume on which we are working complements such denationalization with further decolonization of the concept. To this end, our approach is two-fold.
Memory space (French: lieu de mémoire) is a concept related to collective memory, stating that certain places, objects or events can have special significance related to group's remembrance. The concept has been coined by French historian Pierre Nora who defines.
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Places of memory. Is the concept applicable to the analysis of memorial struggles? Between and , Pierre Nora coined the concept of place of memory to designate those artifacts that where collective memory crystallizes and secretes itself.
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