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Schama, Simon

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Most widely held works by Simon Schama
Citizens : A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama( Book )

72 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 4,573 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 )

103 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,103 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 2,800 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
Rembrandt's eyes by Simon Schama( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,540 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 )

49 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,523 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 )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,034 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
The American future : a history by Simon Schama( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,916 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 )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,739 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
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

59 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,659 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
Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations by Simon Schama( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,462 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
History of Britain : 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D. by Simon Schama( Visual )

161 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the history of Great Britain from 1558 through 1689
A history of Britain : the complete collection by Simon Schama( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,295 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 )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Schama's study of the Netherlands from 1780--1813, this is a tale of a once-powerful nation's desparate struggle to survive the treacheries and brutality of European war and politics
The story of the Jews by Simon Schama( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 912 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
Scribble, scribble, scribble : writings on politics, ice cream, Churchill, and my mother by Simon Schama( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 838 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
Two Rothschilds and the land of Israel by Simon Schama( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge mind: ninety years of the Cambridge review, 1879-1969 by Eric Homberger( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over de Franse Revolutie, zich beurtelings afspelend in Londen en Parijs
The Power of art Bernini( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although rendered in stone, the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini convey a sense of weightlessness perhaps unequalled in the history of Western art. This program illustrates Bernini's nearly miraculous ability to turn marble into a vessel of rapture, both spiritual and sexual. With The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa as his principal focus, presenter Simon Schama examines numerous works by the prodigious artist-David, Apollo and Daphne, The Rape of Proserpina, Bust of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, Bust of Constanza Bonarelli, and more. Schama also addresses the failure of Bernini's bell tower at St. Peter's Basilica and recounts the fierce rivalries and amorous misadventures that shaped the sculptor's life and career
Rembrandt by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Night Watch and his portraits of the richest merchants of Amsterdam, Rembrandt had done the impossible: made something heroic, dramatic and grand out of a world of merchants and money. Yet, 10 years later, he was bankrupt, out of fashion, dismissed as an obstinately rough painter in a smooth age. Then the chance of a comeback, Rembrandt was commissioned to decorate the halls of Amsterdam Town Hall. But instead of the classical restraint and grandeur required, Rembrandt creates the roughest, toughest history painting ever, and one of the greatest masterpieces of his age.--video back cover
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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 Brits kunsthistoricus

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

샤마, 사이먼 1945-

샤마, 시몬 1945-

シャーマ, サイモン


English (703)

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Italian (30)

German (17)

French (13)

Spanish (12)

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Japanese (4)

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Czech (3)

Polish (2)

Chinese (1)

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