Thursday, August 10, 2017
O Que é Ser Inglês?
Livro de Robert Winder, The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness, expõe os fatores que formaram a Inglaterra e moldaram o espírito de Albion: The warm Gulf Stream and inclement rain shaped English agriculture and settlement. The rain fed the grass and the wheat. The wheat and the rain combined with the gist, as the Anglo-Saxons called yeast, to make cakes and ale. The grass fed the sheep, and the sheep, apart from feeding the shepherds, fattened the wool dealers. Add coal, and Winder can reduce Englishness to a‘playful equation’: E = cw4(Englishness = coal x wool, wheat and wet weather).