Simon Schama

Books by Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a British historian, now University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University, who came to prominence writing books about Dutch history. His first book, Patriots and Liberators (1977), won the UK’s prestigious Wolfson History Prize and his 1987 book, The Embarrassment of Richesabout Dutch culture during its golden age in the 17th centurywon him international acclaim. In 1989, the bicentennial of the French Revolution, he published Citizens, a book that showed the more grisly side of the quest for liberté, égalité and fraternité. Below, all the times Simon Schama’s books have been recommended on Five Books:

Interviews where books by Simon Schama were recommended

The best books on Rembrandt, recommended by Onno Blom

Though he left more self-portraits to posterity than practically any Old Master, there remains an air of mystery around Rembrandt the man—even on the 350th anniversary of his death. Piecing together the very few personal letters and documents left behind, Onno Blom has now reconstructed Rembrandt’s formative years in Young Rembrandt. Here he guides us through five of the most authoritative—and imaginative—accounts of the artist.

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