The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
In a brilliantly inventive work, bestselling author Simon Schama 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. Drawing on a vast array of period documents and sumptuously reproduced art, THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES throbs with life on every page. 314 photos & illustrations.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Review: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden AgeUser Review - Reilly Noetzel - Goodreads
I did not read this book cover to cover, but rather read certain chapters that pertained more closely to my interests. This book is a cultural, intellectual, and gender based history of the ... Read full review
Review: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden AgeUser Review - Sean Muhlstein - Goodreads
A diffuse and scholarly examination of the various social, religious, political and environmental factors that shaped the Dutch mindset during their 17th century "Golden Age." While simultaneously ... Read full review