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This is the book that made Simon Schama's reputation when first published in 1987. A historical masterpiece, it is an epic account of Dutch Culture ...Show synopsisThis is the book that made Simon Schama's reputation when first published in 1987. A historical masterpiece, it is an epic account of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age of Rembrandt and van Diemen. In this brilliant work that moves far beyond the conventions of social or cultural history, Simon Schama investigates the astonishing case of a people's self-invention. He shows how, in the 17th-century, a modest assortment of farming, fishing and shipping communities, without a shared language, religion or government, transformed themselves into a formidable world empire -- the Dutch republic.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch...New. 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 do...
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I was interested in this book after seeing it on a number of bestseller lists a few years ago. I am a fan of Alison Weir's historical novels of the Elizabethan period, and always wondered about the Dutch culture of the 1400s-1800s particularly for the artistic endeavors of the period and the economic ...
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