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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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If forced to live in the past, it embarrassnent that this wouldn’t be the worst choice possible for a woman, at least as one of the ‘brede middenstand’.

Like other nations deprived of a hinterland the Phonecians come to mindthe Dutch turned to the sea, giving rise to precociously cosmopolitan attitudes.

This took me months ricches read because it is so chock full of information and I took some breaks to read other stuffbut it was enjoyable the whole way Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I enjoyed it but did skim some sections. Overall, it’s still a fascinating trip.

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Mar 10, Jack Coleman rated it it was amazing. This is a book suitable for bedtime reading as the language is vivid and witty, the pictures and engravings enlightens us with their uncanny ability to make us laugh. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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

Taken together, it seems like a reasonable portrait of the major mental structures in operation at this time. University of California Pr Amazon. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. If you stick with it though the insight that’s gained is uniquely valuable, and changes your view on history, if you had already formed some for some reason, i. This and the fact that the Dutch believed in friendship in marriage, that a rihces based in companionship and harmony was far more successful that unions forged in finance though I’m sure this occurred as well.

A process that has culminated in modern times as children have become the stars and the adults their planets.

Pages with related products. As a scholarly achievement this is stunning. Schama navigates the aspects of Dutch culture with ease as chapters seamlessly flow into each other.

And considering there is so much here, it’s no wonder Schama’s book is still in publication. It is the mental panorama in which an individual places himself or herself and through which he or she relates to his or her contemporaries. He has gone down on record as a historian who believes that his discipline should be more than a playground for arcane arguments amongst academics, who believes that it is of wider import, and therefore needs to be accessible.

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It’s a hugely colorful book, and really fun to read. Drawing on a vast array of period documents and sumptuously reproduced art, Schama re-creates 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. Some thought it too simple, some were insulted and some said it was spot on. Schama navigates the aspects of Dutch culture with ease as chapters seamlessly flow into each other.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I keep rereading it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

What personal and collective issues do they have? Log In Register for Online Access. As victors in War they lacked humility. Luckily I did not get scared of these surging whales as I tried not to drown in this flooding reading.

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