The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden age download free [PDF and Ebook] by Simon Schama

The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden age download free [PDF and Ebook] by Simon Schama year 2011
  • Book name: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden age
  • Author: Simon Schama
  • Release date: 2011/7/29
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780679781240
  • Rating: 8.21 of 10
  • Votes: 836
  • Review by: Jaclyn Gates
  • Review rating: 7.27 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/12
  • Total pages: 720
  • Includes a PDF summary of 84 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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. 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. He tells us how the Dutch celebrated themselves and how they were slandered by their enemies. 'History on the grand scale...An ambitious portrait of one of the most remarkable episodes in modern history.'-New York Times'Wonderfully inclusive; with wit and intense curiosity he teases out meaning from every aspect of Dutch seventeenth-century life.'-Robert Hughes
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 36H36M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Economic History, Social & Cultural History, European History
  • Available formats: EPUB, PDF, WORD, OEB, PML, RB, DOC, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, CAB, GZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 37.85 USD
  • Dimensions: 167.89x228.6x37.34mm
  • Weight: 1,133.98g
  • Printed by: Random House Inc
  • Published in: New York, United States
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