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This is a BIG book. Strap yourself in for a word and picture journey through the Netherlands of the 15th and 16th century. This is no history book; you are supposed to be somewhat familiar with it. Schama covers in amazing detail the culture and history of the Netherlands during the peak of its Golden Age in the seventeenth century. He provides great insight on some of the origins of the traits Simon Schama is an historian, educator, and writer.

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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. 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.

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

This account of the Netherlands in the 17th Century is a brilliantly written interpretation of the cultural development of a nation that attained a high level of wealth, power, and civilization while scarcely out of the diapers of its infancy. Seldom has the Western world witnessed the achievement of such all-encompassing national excellence; and perhaps never in such a brief span of time. Envied by the rest of Europe, the Dutch themselves were embarrassed by all this, as the title of the book suggests. Simon Schama sets out to resolve the mystery by posing the question who the Dutch were, what made them tick, and what constituted their culture. His theory charts an ambitious course, supported by an overwhelming quantity and variety of resources, including sermons, tracts, diaries, travel accounts, official documents, literature, and especially the voluminous repertory of 17th-Century Dutch burgher art. All these he summons as documents of belief, as impressions of a collective Dutch mentality of mainly artisans and merchants that, no matter from what perspective Schama approaches it, inevitably reveals a wondrous symbiotic coincidence of polar opposites. The specific subjects carefully examined in this book deal mainly with the daily life of the ordinary Dutchman.

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

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. 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. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Paperback —. About The Embarrassment of Riches 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.

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