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 - Peter Jakobsen - Goodreads
Despite the slightly dodgy record of the Dutch in slave driving, tulip speculating, trade finance and robust colonization, this admiring and admirably crammed history of culture in the Dutch Golden ... Read full review
Review: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden AgeUser Review - Steve - Goodreads
Wonderful telling if the Dutch Golden Age, unfortunately with too little on the theological underpinnings. Nevertheless, it's a wealth and store of pictures, facts and narrative. Read full review