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Schama, Simon

Works: 649 works in 1,798 publications in 9 languages and 44,265 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Military history  Juvenile works  War stories  Exhibition catalogs  Chronologies  War stories, English 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Host, osp, Narrator, Scenarist, Speaker, Author of introduction, pre, Commentator, wri, zxx, Contributor, Editor, Creator, 605, Interviewer, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Schama
Citizens : A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama( Book )

63 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 4,521 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
A history of Britain by Simon Schama( Book )

105 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schama's perspective moves from the birth of civilization 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 Wales and Scotland, to the intricate conflicts of the Tudors and the clash between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. Driven by the drama of the stories themselves but exploring at the same time a network of interconnected themes--the formation of a nation state, the cyclical nature of power, the struggles between the oppressors and the oppressed--this is a superbly readable and illuminating account of a great nation, and its extraordinary history
Landscape and memory by Simon Schama( Book )

70 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,732 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
The embarrassment of riches : an interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age by Simon Schama( Book )

53 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,665 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
Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution by Simon Schama( Book )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,544 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.̓
Rembrandt's eyes by Simon Schama( Book )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,479 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
The American future : a history by Simon Schama( Book )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,939 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 )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,723 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."--BOOK JACKET
A history of Britain the complete collection by Simon Schama( Visual )

66 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Schama's 15-episode (over 3 series) history of Great Britain from 3100 B.C. through the 20th century
Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations by Simon Schama( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,457 WorldCat member 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
The story of the Jews : finding the words : 1000 BC-1492 AD by Simon Schama( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,452 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
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,380 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
Patriots and liberators : revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813 by Simon Schama( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Jews by Simon Schama( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 811 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 )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BRITISH & IRISH HISTORY: C 1700 TO C 1900. 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 - he explores the forces that shaped British culture and character from 1776 to 2000. The story opens on the eve of a bloody revolution, but not a British one. The French Revolution never quite crossed the Channel, though its spirit of fiery defiance and Romantic idealism did, sparking off a round of radical revolts and reforms that gathered momentum over the coming century - from the Irish Rebellion to the Chartist Petition. The great question of the Victorian century was how the world's first industrial society could come through its growing pains without falling apart in social and political conflict
Two Rothschilds and the land of Israel by Simon Schama( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scribble, scribble, scribble : writings on politics, ice cream, Churchill, and my mother by Simon Schama( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 555 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
The Cambridge mind: ninety years of the Cambridge review, 1879-1969 by Eric Homberger( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations by James Weigel( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over de Franse Revolutie, zich beurtelings afspelend in Londen en Parijs
Cy Twombly : fifty years of works on paper by Simon Schama( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cy Twombly's work realizes its most personal expression in his intimately sized drawings and paintings on paper. Finding inspiration as much in the forces of nature as in ancient epics and legend, and using the simplest of media - pencils, ballpoint pens, crayons, wall paint - he creates poetic and archaic worlds, usually in series and often as collages." "The eighty-four works in this retrospective, organized by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, in 2003 to mark Twombly's seventy-fifth birthday, were collected from the artist's studio, and many have not been previously exhibited. Dating from between 1953 and 2002, the drawings embrace the entire career of one of the most important American artists alive today, from his early monotypes to the major mythological cycles of later years, revealing the many nuances of his aesthetic approach."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Šʾamah, Šimʿon 1945-

Schama, S. 1945-

Schama, Simon

Schama, Simon 1945-

Simon Schama

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

Simon Schama saggista e storico dell'arte britannico

Саймън Шама

שאמה, שמעון

שמה, שמעון

シャーマ, サイモン


English (644)

Italian (17)

Dutch (16)

Spanish (11)

French (9)

German (8)

Hebrew (5)

Czech (3)

Japanese (1)

A history of BritainLandscape and memoryThe embarrassment of riches : an interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden AgeRough crossings : Britain, the slaves, and the American RevolutionRembrandt's eyesThe American future : a historyThe power of artA history of Britain the complete collection