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    DescriptionSchama 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 documents and sumptuously reproduced art, Schama re-creates in precise detail a nation's mental state. 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. "History on the grand scale...An ambitious portrait of one of the most remarkable episodes in modern history."--New York Times "Wonderfully inclusive; with wit and intense curiosity he teases out meaning from every aspect of Dutch seventeenth-century life."--Robert Hughes


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    Title
    The Embarrassment of Riches
    Subtitle
    An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679781240
    ISBN 10: 0679781242
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010020
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BENELX
    DC21: 949.2
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    B&T Approval Code: A15202003
    BIC subject category V2: 3JD, 1DDN
    DC22: 949.2
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 949.2/04
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DJ158 .S32 1997
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, NHD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DD
    Edition statement
    Vintage Books.
    Illustrations note
    314 B&W ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    08 December 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
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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. Drawing on a vast array of period documents and sumptuously reproduced art, Schama re-creates in precise detail a nation's mental state. 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. "History on the grand scale...An ambitious portrait of one of the most remarkable episodes in modern history."--New York Times "Wonderfully inclusive; with wit and intense curiosity he teases out meaning from every aspect of Dutch seventeenth-century life."--Robert Hughes