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

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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 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

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Synopsis:

In a brilliantly inventive work, bestselling author Simon Schama explores the enigma of 17th-century Holland, a nation that attained an unprecedented level of affluence, yet lived in constant dread of being corrupted by prosperity. Drawing on a vast array of period documents and sumptuously reproduced art, THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES throbs with life on every page. 314 photos & illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679781240
Author:
Schama, Simon
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Netherlands
Subject:
17th century
Subject:
Western Europe
Subject:
Western Europe - Benelux
Subject:
Dutch
Subject:
Netherlands Civilization 17th century.
Subject:
Western Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
World History-Benelux and Switzerland
Subject:
World History-European History General
Subject:
history;art;17th century;holland;non-fiction;dutch history;cultural history;art history;culture;nederland;european history;europe;social history;dutch golden age;schama;cultural studies;dutch republic;economics;early modern europe;early modern;trade;17th
Subject:
history;art;17th century;holland;non-fiction;dutch history;cultural history;art history;nederland;culture;european history;europe;social history;dutch golden age;schama;cultural studies;economics;dutch republic;trade;17th century history;early modern euro
Subject:
history;art;17th century;holland;non-fiction;dutch history;cultural history;art history;nederland;culture;european history;europe;social history;dutch golden age;schama;cultural studies;economics;dutch republic;trade;17th century history;early modern euro
Subject:
history;art;17th century;holland;non-fiction;dutch history;cultural history;art history;nederland;culture;european history;europe;social history;dutch golden age;schama;cultural studies;economics;dutch republic;trade;17th century history;early modern euro
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
314 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.00x6.61x1.47 in. 2.50 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Europe » Northwest Europe » Holland and the Netherlands
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Early Modern
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
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"Synopsis" by , In a brilliantly inventive work, bestselling author Simon Schama explores the enigma of 17th-century Holland, a nation that attained an unprecedented level of affluence, yet lived in constant dread of being corrupted by prosperity. Drawing on a vast array of period documents and sumptuously reproduced art, THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES throbs with life on every page. 314 photos & illustrations.
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