Landscapes of the Past: Historical Essays

ORIGINAL TITLE: Förflutenhetens landskap: Historiska essäer


AUTHOR: Peter Englund


GENRE: Non-fiction

In this book, Peter Englund deals with two broad themes. One is Big History: it is about wars and revolutions, political assassinations, commanders past and present and visits to their battlefields. The second is Small History: the conception of time, of loneliness, of dirt, etc. Here you receive answers to questions like: Who murdered Charles XII? Which famous commander thought that an elephant had made him pregnant? How did people wash their hair in the 17th century? Why did men cry so often in the 18th century? For what reason did spring cleaning emerge in the 19th century? This award-winning collection of essays quickly made the critics’ lists and has been translated into German and Norwegian.