Every land has a past and a story behind it that has been built with time. This history is extremely important because if you take the time to analyse a certain land, you can realise that it has a lot of interesting things that you can learn. But are some lands more important than other? To characterise a land as a cultural landscape, many criteria are demanded. Also, a big influence for this kind of land is the world view. Here are two important terms that I will discuss about in my essay, but how are they related? Does a relationship exists between these two? Yes it does, and I will make you understand it through my text.
Before explaining you the link between world views and cultural landscapes, it is really important that you understand the meaning of those both words. Before knowing what is a landscape, we have to understand the meaning of the words culture and landscape. What do we refer to when we talk about a landscape? According to my course pack "It refers to the way of viewing the environment surrounding us and the environment itself".1 Basically it means that it is what we can see, it is a territory and it is physically present. A good definition for culture would be : the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group that encompasses not only art and literature, but lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs.2 Everybody has a culture and it can be shown in many different ways for example, it can be represented by a clothing, a language, a type of food, a belief system and many more. Now, if we put these two words together we can have the term: cultural landscape. With the definition of those two words, we can have a good idea of what this expression means. It is a mix of a landscape and a culture. Meaning that it used to describe places where a relationship was created between this land and an
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