Most widely held works about Simon Schama
Most widely held works by Simon Schama
Citizens : a chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama ( Book )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 3,864 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.
Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution by Simon Schama ( Book )
30 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,298 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 embarrassment of riches : an interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age by Simon Schama ( Book )
31 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 2,295 libraries worldwide
Examines seventeenth-century Dutch life, history, and culture.
Landscape and memory by Simon Schama ( Book )
38 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,261 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.
Rembrandt's eyes by Simon Schama ( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,211 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."--BOOK JACKET.
A history of Britain by Simon Schama ( Book )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,186 libraries worldwide
Presents a narrative tracing the history of Great Britain 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; through the reign of Edward I and the growth of national identity in Wales and Scotland; to the religious and dynastic conflicts of the Tudor age, culminating with the glorious reign of Elizabeth I.
The power of art by Simon Schama ( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,502 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."--BOOK JACKET.
The American future : a history by Simon Schama ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,472 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.--From publisher description.
Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations by Simon Schama ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
This book goes beyond more conventional histories to address the deeper enigmas that confront a student of the past. In order to do so, the author reconstructs--and at times reinvents--two ambiguous deaths: the first, that of General James Wolfe at the battle of Quebec in 1759; the second, in 1849, that of George Parkman, an eccentric Boston brahmin whose murder by an impecunious Harvard professor in 1849 was a grisly reproach to the moral sanctity of his society. Out of these stories--with all of their bizarre coincidences and contradictions--the author creates a vital work of historical imagination.
Simon Schama's Power of art ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,157 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.
Patriots and liberators : revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813 by Simon Schama ( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
A history of Britain complete collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Simon Schama's 15-episode (over 3 series) history of Great Britain from 3100 B.C. through the 20th century.
Two Rothschilds and the land of Israel by Simon Schama ( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 629 libraries worldwide
A history of Britain. Volume 2, The wars of the British, 1603-1776 by Simon Schama ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Civil wars fought between Ireland, England, and Scotland, and between parliament and the crown shatter the illusion of a united kingdom, costing hundreds of thousands of lives.
The Cambridge mind: ninety years of the Cambridge review, 1879-1969 by Eric Homberger ( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
A history of Britain. The fate of Empire 1776-2000 by Simon Schama ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Spanning two centuries, crossing the breadth of the empire, and covering a vast expanse of topics -- from the birth of feminism to the fate of freedom -- [the author] explores the forces that shaped British culture and character, from 1776-2000.-Dust jacket.
Scribble, scribble, scribble : writing on politics, ice cream, Churchill, and my mother by Simon Schama ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Collects more than thirty previously published essays on a diverse range of topics, including food habits, art, politics, history, and travel.
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
In the early days of the French Revolution, a young Englishman determines to do the utmost to save the husband of the woman he loves from the guillotine.
A history of Britain the complete collection ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Presents a detailed history of Britain ranging from prehistoric times through the twentieth century, focusing on the people and events that shaped the nation.
The American future by Simon Schama ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Based on Schama's BBC series, the historian examines America's past in order to better understand its current political landscape.
African Americans--Colonization American Revolution (1775-1783) Art Artists Bernini, Gian Lorenzo,--1598-1680 Biographical television programs Biography Blacks Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da,--1573-1610 Civilization Cultural television programs David, Jacques Louis,--1748-1825 Death--Social aspects Documentary television programs England Exhibition catalogs France Gogh, Vincent van,--1853-1890 Great Britain Historical television programs History Human ecology Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) International relations Jews Landscape assessment Landscapes Massachusetts--Boston Military history Nationalism Netherlands Painters Painting Parkman, Francis,--1823-1893 Parkman, George,--1790-1849 Picasso, Pablo,--1881-1973 Political science Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,--1606-1669 Revolution (France : 1789-1799) Rothko, Mark,--1903-1970 Rubens, Peter Paul,--1577-1640 Sculptors Sculpture Sierra Leone Slavery Television programs Turner, J. M. W.--1775-1851 United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wolfe, James,--1727-1759
Simon Schama lived1945
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