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Schama, Simon

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Citizens : A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama( Book )

69 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 4,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the fullest resources of social, cultural, and political history and includes accounts of private and public lives to help see the reality of the revolution
The embarrassment of riches : an interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age by Simon Schama( Book )

112 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text 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
Landscape and memory by Simon Schama( Book )

78 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening a radically new and original path into history, Simon Schama explores the scenery of our Western culture, both real landscapes and landscapes of the mind that have given us our sense of homeland, the dark woods of our imagined origins. What unfolds is a series of compelling journeys through space and time: from the ancient woodland of Poland, a symbol over the centuries of national endurance, through the forest birthplace of the German psyche, to the Big Trees of Yosemite that gave a new nation its holy past. Through all of history, from pre-classical antiquity to the Third Reich and beyond, Schama uncovers the myths and memories that have stamped themselves on our most basic social instincts and institutions: territorial identity, the wild and domestic, mortality and immortality
A history of Britain by Simon Schama( Book )

87 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simon Schama brings Britain's past to life with a wealth of stories and vivid detail. Schama's perspective moves from the early tribes and invasions of the British isles to the Norman Conquest; through the religious wars and turbulence of the Middle Ages to the sovereignties of Henry II, Richard I and King John; through the outbreak of the Black Death, which destroyed nearly half of Europe's population; through the reign of Edward I and the growth of national identity in Scotland and Wales; to the turbulent religious and dynastic conflicts of the Tudor Age, culminating in the glorious reign of Elizabeth I."--BOOK JACKET
Rembrandt's eyes by Simon Schama( Book )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rembrandt's Eyes, about which Simon Schama has been thinking for more than twenty years, shows that the true biography of Rembrandt is to be discovered in his pictures. Through a succession of descriptions and interpretations of Rembrandt's paintings threaded into this narrative, he allows us to see Rembrandt's life clearly and to think about it afresh." "Rembrandt's Eyes shows us why Rembrandt is such a thrilling painter, so revolutionary in his art, so penetrating of the hearts of those who have looked for three hundred years at his pictures. Above all, Schama's understanding of Rembrandt's mind and the dynamic of his life allows him to re-create Rembrandt's life on the page."--Jacket
Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution by Simon Schama( Book )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to a declaration by the last royal governor of Virginia that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the King would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves--Americans who clung to the sentimental notion of British freedom--escaped from farms, plantations and cities to try to reach the British camp. This mass movement lasted as long as the war did, and a military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in American history. Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture at the war's end, into inhospitable Nova Scotia, where thousands who had served the Crown were betrayed and, in a little-known hegira of the slave epic, sent across the broad, stormy ocean to Sierra Leone.--From publisher description.̓
The story of the Jews : finding the words : 1000 BC-1492 AD by Simon Schama( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. A tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews. It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents, from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain. And a great story unfolds. Not, as often imagined, of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians. Which makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too. -- From publisher's description
The American future : a history by Simon Schama( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian Simon Schama offers an essential historical perspective on the 2008 presidential election and its importance for reclaiming America's original ideal. Cultural hostilities more irreconcilable than any since the Civil War have divided America in two. In November 2008, the American people elected a new president, feeling more anxious about the future of the nation than at any time since Watergate. Our omnipotent military, the cornucopia of material comforts available, the security of our borders, and the global economy can no longer be taken for granted. Schama takes a long look at the multiple crises besetting the United States and asks how these problems look in the mirror of time. In four crucial debates--on wars, religion, race and immigration, and the relationship between natural resources and prosperity--Schama looks back to find lost insights into the future."--Publisher description
The power of art by Simon Schama( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Power of Art propels us on an eye-opening, breathtaking odyssey, zooming in on eight extraordinary masterpieces, from Caravaggio's David and Goliath to Picasso's Guernica. Jolting us far from the comfort zone of the hushed art gallery, Schama closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of art forever."--Jacket
Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations by Simon Schama( Book )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment in historical narration: two true "tales"--Each involving a violent death, each linked to a great, tragic Boston dynasty, that of General James Wolfe, killed at the battle of Quebec in 1759 and the second, the death of George Parkman, eccentric Boston luminary. Both tales are linked by the fate of the dynasty of the Parkmans of Boston and by Schama's sense of the irrecoverable distance between events and their narration, of the death of certainty--Jacket
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time
A History of Britain : The Complete Collection( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Schama's 15-episode (over 3 series) history of Great Britain from 3100 B.C. through the 20th century
Patriots and liberators : revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813 by Simon Schama( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Jews by Simon Schama( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day through a cast of historical characters, vivid storytelling, location photography, and more
A history of Britain by Simon Schama( Book )

70 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work takes us from the mid-1770s when the country was intoxicated by a great surge of political energy through to the massive advances of technology and industrialisation during the Victoria era, and the burgeoning of the British Empire. Originally published: 2002
Two Rothschilds and the land of Israel by Simon Schama( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Jews by Simon Schama( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of a three volume cultural history that details the journey of the Jewish people from 1492 through the end of the nineteenth century, incorporating the stories of many who seldom figure in Jewish histories. Through Schama's passionate and intelligent telling, a story emerges of the Jewish people that feels as if it is the story of everyone, of humanity packed with detail. -- Adapted from book jacket
A history of Britain by Simon Schama( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the nearly two centuries of battles waged by the British, both at home and abroad, on grounds of political or religious conviction, between Republicans and Royalists, Catholics and Protestants, and colonialists and natives
The face of Britain : a history of the nation through its portraits by Simon Schama( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Schama's latest book fuses history and art to create a tour de force of narrative sweep and illuminating insight. Using images from works--paintings, photographs, lithographs, etchings, sketches--found in London's National Portrait Gallery, The Face of Britain weaves together an account of their composition, framed by their particular moment of creation, and in the process unveils a collective portrait of a nation and its history. "Portraits." Schama writes, "have always been made with an eye to posterity." Commissioned to paint Winston Churchill in 1954, Graham Sutherland struggled with how to capture the "savior" of Great Britain honestly and humanely. Schama calls the portrait, initially damned, the "most powerful image of a Great Briton ever executed." Annie Leibovitz's photograph of a nude John Lennon kissing Yoko Ono, taken five hours before his murder, bears "a weight of poignancy she could not possibly have anticipated." Hans Holbein's preparatory sketch for a portrait of Henry VIII depicts "an unstoppable engine of dynastic generation." Here are expressions from across the centuries of normalcy and heroism, beauty and disfigurement, aristocracy and deprivation, the familiar and the obscure--the faces of courtesans, warriors, workers, activists, playwrights, the high and mighty as well as pub-crawlers. Linking them is Schama's vibrant exploration of how their connective power emerges from the dynamic between subject and artist, work and viewer, time and place. Schama's compelling analysis and impassioned evocation of these works create an unforgettable verbal mosaic that at once reveals and transforms the images he places before us.--Adapted from dust jacket
Scribble, scribble, scribble : writing on politics, ice cream, Churchill, and my mother by Simon Schama( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects more than thirty previously published essays on a diverse range of topics, including food habits, art, politics, history, and travel
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Citizens : A Chronicle of the French Revolution
Alternative Names
Šʾamah, Šimʿon 1945-

Schama, S. 1945-

Schama, Simon

Schama, Simon 1945-

Schama, Simon Michael

Simon Schama

Simon Schama brita historiisto

Simon Schama Brits kunsthistoricus

Simon Schama englischer Kunsthistoriker, Professor für Kunstgeschichte an der Columbia University

Simon Schama historiador británico

Simon Schama historien britannique

Simon Schama saggista e storico dell'arte britannico

Саймън Шама

סיימון שאמה היסטוריון בריטי

שאמה, שמעון

שמה, שמעון

שמה, שמעון, 1945-

سیمون شاما

샤마, 사이먼 1945-

샤마, 시몬 1945-

シャーマ, サイモン


English (743)

Dutch (43)

Italian (27)

German (21)

French (13)

Spanish (11)

Hebrew (6)

Japanese (4)

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Chinese (2)

Polish (2)

Portuguese (2)

Czech (2)

Danish (1)

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The embarrassment of riches : an interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden AgeLandscape and memoryA history of BritainRembrandt's eyesRough crossings : Britain, the slaves, and the American RevolutionThe American future : a historyThe power of artDead certainties : unwarranted speculations