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Citizens : A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama( Book )
69 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 4,457 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 )
112 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,102 libraries worldwide
Examines seventeenth-century Dutch life, history, and culture
A history of Britain by Simon Schama( Book )
87 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,703 libraries worldwide
"Simon Schama brings Britain's past to life with a wealth of stories and vivid detail. Schama's perspective moves 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, which destroyed nearly half of Europe's population; through the reign of Edward I and the growth of national identity in Scotland and Wales; to the turbulent religious and dynastic conflicts of the Tudor Age, culminating in the glorious reign of Elizabeth I."--BOOK JACKET
Rembrandt's eyes by Simon Schama( Book )
51 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,564 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 )
46 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,466 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 )
33 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 2,097 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. It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents, from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain. And a great story unfolds. Not, as often imagined, of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians. Which makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too. -- From publisher's description
The American future : a history by Simon Schama( Book )
39 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,837 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 )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,741 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
Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations by Simon Schama( Book )
41 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,489 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
Patriots and liberators : revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813 by Simon Schama( Book )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
The story of the Jews by Simon Schama( visu )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,093 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 )
70 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
This work takes us from the mid-1770s when the country was intoxicated by a great surge of political energy through to the massive advances of technology and industrialisation during the Victoria era, and the burgeoning of the British Empire. Originally published: 2002
Two Rothschilds and the land of Israel by Simon Schama( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 653 libraries worldwide
A history of Britain by Simon Schama( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the nearly two centuries of battles waged by the British, both at home and abroad, on grounds of political or religious conviction, between Republicans and Royalists, Catholics and Protestants, and colonialists and natives
The face of Britain : a history of the nation through its portraits by Simon Schama( Book )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Simon Schama's latest book fuses history and art to create a tour de force of narrative sweep and illuminating insight. Using images from works--paintings, photographs, lithographs, etchings, sketches--found in London's National Portrait Gallery, The Face of Britain weaves together an account of their composition, framed by their particular moment of creation, and in the process unveils a collective portrait of a nation and its history. "Portraits." Schama writes, "have always been made with an eye to posterity." Commissioned to paint Winston Churchill in 1954, Graham Sutherland struggled with how to capture the "savior" of Great Britain honestly and humanely. Schama calls the portrait, initially damned, the "most powerful image of a Great Briton ever executed." Annie Leibovitz's photograph of a nude John Lennon kissing Yoko Ono, taken five hours before his murder, bears "a weight of poignancy she could not possibly have anticipated." Hans Holbein's preparatory sketch for a portrait of Henry VIII depicts "an unstoppable engine of dynastic generation." Here are expressions from across the centuries of normalcy and heroism, beauty and disfigurement, aristocracy and deprivation, the familiar and the obscure--the faces of courtesans, warriors, workers, activists, playwrights, the high and mighty as well as pub-crawlers. Linking them is Schama's vibrant exploration of how their connective power emerges from the dynamic between subject and artist, work and viewer, time and place. Schama's compelling analysis and impassioned evocation of these works create an unforgettable verbal mosaic that at once reveals and transforms the images he places before us.--Adapted from dust jacket
Scribble, scribble, scribble : writing on politics, ice cream, Churchill, and my mother by Simon Schama( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Collects more than thirty previously published essays on a diverse range of topics, including food habits, art, politics, history, and travel
A history of Britain by Simon Schama( visu )
49 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
The fifteen-part series explores the vast history of the British Empire from 3000 BC to 1965. Simon Schama's compelling storytelling skills breathe new life into the dramatic stories of lives and moments in Britain's rich and colorful past
The Power of art : Bernini by Simon Schama( visu )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 167 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
The power of art : Rothko by Simon Schama( visu )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"This program depicts Rothko's engagenment with timeless themes that dominated his thinking long after the mythic grandeur of Abstract Exporessionsim had yielded to the calculated banality of Pop. Host Simon Schama presents an impassioned study of Black on Maroon as well as compelling untitled works, the images enshrined at the Rothko Chapel, and other selections from the Seagram's project."--Container
Caravaggio by Derek Jarman( visu )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Backed by a Church struggling to connect with the faithful, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted images imbued with physical immediacy and in-your-face drama. Exploring the artist's humble origins, penchant for violence, and spiritual complexity, the program analyzes several major paintings--including The Calling of Saint Matthew, The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, The Beheading of John the Baptist, and The Death of the Virgin Mary--with extensive commentary on the ominous David with the head of Goliath
 
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Alternative Names
Šʾamah, Šimʿon 1945-
Schama, S. 1945-
Schama, Simon
Schama, Simon 1945-
Schama, Simon Michael
Simon Schama
Simon Schama brita historiisto
Simon Schama Brits kunsthistoricus
Simon Schama englischer Kunsthistoriker, Professor für Kunstgeschichte an der Columbia University
Simon Schama historiador británico
Simon Schama historien britannique
Simon Schama saggista e storico dell'arte britannico
Саймън Шама
סיימון שאמה היסטוריון בריטי
שאמה, שמעון
שמה, שמעון
שמה, שמעון, 1945-
سیمون شاما
샤마, 사이먼 1945-
샤마, 시몬 1945-
シャーマ, サイモン
西蒙·沙玛
Languages
English (660)
Dutch (38)
Italian (23)
German (18)
Spanish (11)
French (6)
Hebrew (6)
Swedish (3)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
Danish (1)
Russian (1)
Czech (1)
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