Patriots and Liberators

Patriots and Liberators A Timely Reissue Of Simon Schama S Landmark Study Of The Netherlands From 1780 1813, This Is A Tale Of A Once Powerful Nation S Desparate Struggle To Survive The Treacheries And Brutality Of European War And Politics Between 1780 And 1813 The Dutch Republic A Country Once Rich Enough To Be Called The Cash Till Of Europe And Powerful Enough To Make War With England Was Stripped Of Its Colonies, Invaded By Its Enemies, Driven To The Edge Of Bankruptcy, And, Finally, Reduced To Becoming An Appendage Of The French Empire An Appendage Not Even The French Seemed To Value Overmuch Out Of These Events Simon Schama Has Constructed A Gripping Chronicle Of Revolution And Privateering, Constitutions And Coups, In A Tin Y Nation Desperately Struggling To Stay Afloat In A Sea Of Geopolitics Like His Classics The Embarrassment Of Riches And Citizens, Patriots And Liberators Combines A Mastery Of Historical Sources With An Unabashed Delight In Narrative The Result Confirms Schama As A Historian In The Finest Tradition One Whose Study Of The Past Reveals Volumes About The Present This Is One Of Our Most Revered Historians Greatest Works, And This New Perennial Edition Will Reintrod This extraordinary book which won the Wolfson Prize in 1977 is still by far the best thing that Simon Schama has ever written and he has written some very good books since.The rest of Europe tends to be forgotten when one considers the French revolution The reasons are fairly obvious The first is that the participants in the events in Paris included many highly articulate people who left behind memoires, diaries and other documentation that have allowed historians to write wonderful histories This extraordinary book which won the Wolfson Prize in 1977 is still by far the best thing that Simon Schama has ever written and he has written some very good books since.The rest of Europe tends to be forgotten when one considers the French revolution The reasons are fairly obvious The first is that the participants in the events in Paris included many highly articulate people who left behind memoires, diaries and other documentation that have allowed historians to write wonderful histories with great literary qualities The second reason for the focus on Paris, is that Paris produced Napoleon who managed to total disrupt all of Europe from Lisbon to Moscow.However, the Revolutionary movement was a pan European phenomenon of conflict between many local aristocracies and their bourgeois counterparts who wanted a greater share of power and privileged positions in the civil service It is for this reason that the French
I had ancestors living in the Netherlands during the French Napoleonic Wars,when the Netherlands became the Batavian Republic What was that about Finally This one was a struggle However, on occassion Schama s excellent prose rises above the somewhat tedious minutiae in Dutch municipal history of the Napoleonic era Stick with Citizens. Very interesting but tends to get bogged down at points.

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  • Paperback
  • 745 pages
  • Patriots and Liberators
  • Simon Schama
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 0006861563