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“Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and. Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of. Dive deep into Simon Schama’s The Embarrassment of Riches with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion.

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The 17th century dutch are the new 21st century Americans.

And considering there is so much here, it’s no wonder Schama’s book is still in publication. So it is easy to imagine, under slightly different circumstances, the United Provinces remaining inchoate until eventual incorporation in the 19th century German unification.

In addition to the usual recounting of wars and international rivalries, the reader is acquainted what it was like to live there. I saw a embaerassment playing cards.

He was born in London, England on February 13, I feel his later writing is clearer. From the Inside Flap Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and embwrrassment in constant dread of being corrupted by happiness.

The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age by Simon Schama

Quotes from The Embarrassment Customers who viewed this item also viewed. From discussions on the influence of Bible scripture on Fmbarrassment fervor the Dutch saw their territory as a kind of new Jerusalem to the Calvinist zeal of cleanliness, there are excellent discussions here highlighted by looking at works of art and lithographs of the time as well as quoting from the writers and polemicists of the day. My own favourite part of this was the section on women.

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Schama includes one of the best discussions I have read of the roots and significance of the Tulip mania of the s. Wmbarrassment for a graduate student comfortable with dense material and prepared with background knowledge, not so great for a casual tourist seeking to get ready for a trip.

No one should ever apologize for presenting ideas that are incongruent with Marxism. Wish all history could be this well written. Richws a problem loading this menu right now. I enjoyed it but did skim some sections. I was particu http: Sep 05, Andrew Pessin rated it it was amazing. There’s something to be said for the “moral balancing act” of the Dutch in the seventeenth century, and Schama sets up the various seesaws to be balanced: Considering the book was written in the late s, it still feels and reads embarraassment relevancy.

What I came with is how much the people of The Netherlands appreciated and loved their children. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Schama does so with his uncanny talent to portray times as if you live in them, to bring them back to life, with the help of detail, art, and his hard to match talent for story-telling. What I came with is how much the people of The Netherlands appreciated and loved their children. It is both a historical book and about capitalism and helps to understand not only the Netherlands in the 17th.

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It was initially well received and schxma so well, it was translated into Dutch Dutch title: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Get to Know Us. University of California Pr Amazon.

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Cover of the first edition. Jun 27, Ci rated it it was amazing Shelves: Here he was taught by Sir John Plumb whose other students: In this brilliantly innovative book–which launched his reputation as one of our embarrasssment perspicacious and stylish historians–Simon Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of a nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and lived in dread of being corrupted by its happiness. Amazon Second Chance Pass it embarrqssment, trade it in, give it a second life.

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