Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813

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Vintage Books, 1977 - 745 pagina's
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From the brilliant historian who gave us Citizens and Dead Certainties, an innovative and grandly entertaining account of an empire in its death throes. How the Dutch Republic went from the powerful cash till of Europe to an impoverished and despised appendage of the French empire is the subject of this scrupulously researched work. 16 pages of photographs.

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Gebruikersrecensie  - NicoDavout - LibraryThing

Most interesting book, however written in sophisticated and sometimes old English, comparing to the similar historical books from current times. Volledige review lezen

PATRIOTS AND LIBERATORS

Gebruikersrecensie  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Netherlands was more than a pawn of the French during this period, argues an Oxford and Cambridge student of J. H. Plumb in this broad, profuse, yet tightly organized work; the Dutch strove ... Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (1977)

Simon Schama is an historian, educator, and writer. He was born in London, England on February 13, 1945. Schama earned a B.A. in history in 1966 from Cambridge University and later became a fellow of Christ College. Schama was a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Brasenose College, Oxford from 1976 to 1980. He also was an Erasmus Lecturer in the civilization of the Netherlands at Harvard University in 1978, and from 1980 to 1993 he was Professor of History and Mellon Professor of the Social Sciences and Senior Associate at the Center for European Studies. Schama has been the Old Dominion Professor of Humanities at Columbia University since 1993, teaching in the history, art history and archaeology departments. Schama's 1977 book, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813, received the Wolfson Prize for history and the Leo Gershoy Memorial Prize of the American History Association. Another book, Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, won the NCR Prize for Nonfiction. Schama also worked as an art critic for The New Yorker and has written historical and art documentaries for the BBC. In 2001 he received the CBE. In 2006 Schama earned the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction for Rough Crossings. His more recent works include A History of Britain and The Sory of the Jews, both written in multiple volumes.

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