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The Embarrassment of Riches

The Embarrassment of Riches

Author(s): Simon Schama

Location(s): Netherlands

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 17th Century



Schama 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

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‘Schama is one of the few historians writing today who can recreate the mentalité of another culture.’ Jonathan Miller

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