New in None as Issued jacket. Text/BRAND NEW w/trace wear to soft cover. Historian Simon Schama (1945-) considers the 'moral geography' of the Dutch mind during its Golden Age of the 17th century, or, a study of 'the anxieties of superabundance'. Query is: "Just who, exactly, did the Dutch think they were? " For this stimulating study of intellectual history, author acknowledges debt to French sociologist Maurice Halbwach's (1877-1945) concept of collective memory. 8 chapters in 4 parts: Chapter 1, Moral Geography; 2, Patiotic Scripture; 3, Feating, Fasting & Timely Atonement; 4, The Impertinence of Survival; 5, The Embarassment of Riches; 6, Housewives & Hussies: Homeliness & Worldiness; 7, In the Republic of Children; and, 8, Inside, Outside.
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