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by Simon Schama
Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: University of California Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1988)
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The Embarrassment of Riches: an interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age is a book by the historian Simon Schama. It was published in 1987.
The Embarrassment of Riches: an interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age is a book by the historian Simon Schama. The book sold quite well and led to an immediate second printing only a few months after its release.
Simon Schama's magesterial new book encompasses over 1,500 years of Britain's history, from the first Roman . Like his The Embarrassment of Riches and the bestselling Citizens, Simon Schama's latest book is both history and literature of immense stylishness and ambition.
Simon Schama's magesterial new book encompasses over 1,500 years of Britain's history, from the first Roman invasions to the early seventeenth century, and the extraordinary reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Schama, the author of the highly acclaimed Citizens a. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution. But Dead Certainties goes beyond these more conventional histories to address the deeper enig. The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BCE – 1492 CE.
The Embarrassment of Riches book. This is a really fun book that explores the Golden Age of the Netherlands (predominantly the 17th century) and its culture - as someone else here put it neatly, it's a book about how the Dutch became Dutch. I wish I had more time to spend reading this work because it's a treasure trove of fascinating information.
In some ways Schama's massive tone on the Dutch Golden Age feels like a university textbook, a work perhaps . Considering the book was written in the late 1980s, it still feels and reads with relevancy.
Considering the book was written in the late 1980s, it still feels and reads with relevancy. Schama's style is definitely scholarly but also personal.
Schama, Simon, 1945-. Netherlands - Civilization - 17th century. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on January 31, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). It was published in 1987, five years after the bicentenary of the Dutch recognition of the young United States
The Embarrassment of Riches: An interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age is a book by the historian Simon Schama. It was published in 1987, five years after the bicentenary of the Dutch recognition of the young United States. It was initially well received and did so well, it was translated into Dutch (Dutch title: Overvloed en Onbehagen:De Nederlandse cultuur in de Gouden Eeuw) and published there in 1988, where it was also well received
Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented . Simon Schama is an historian, educator, and writer.
Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and lived in constant dread of being corrupted by happiness. He was born in London, England on February 13, 1945. in history in 1966 from Cambridge University and later became a fellow of Christ College. Schama's 1977 book, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813, received the Wolfson Prize for history and the Leo Gershoy Memorial Prize of the American History Association. Drawing on a vast array of period documents and sumptuously reproduced art, Schama re-creates in precise detail a nation's mental state. He tells of bloody uprisings and beached whales, of the cult of hygiene and the plague of tobacco, of thrifty housewives and profligate tulip-speculators.
The Embarrassment of Riches. An interpretation of Dutch Culture n the Golden Age. chama
The Embarrassment of Riches. chama. The book gives no guidance whatsoever, it is no traditional history, focusing on political structures and dramatic events, its mission is something entirely dierent, to evoke a culture, to put everyday life in the foreground, to make us identify with people and customs of the past. Anyway the Reformation did, if it did anything at all, bring the Bible to the people, and with that its grand gripping stories.
Schama does an excellent job of explaining the psychology of the Netherlands at that time, often using contemporary graphic art as the key to unlock the minds of the Dutch. hugh ashton, October 12, 2010.