Simon Schama

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Simon Schama (born 1945) is University Professor in history and art history at Columbia University. His many works on history and art include Landscape and Memory, Dead Certainties, Rembrandt's Eyes, and his history of the French Revolution, Citizens. He is best known for writing and hosting the 15‑part BBC documentary series A History of Britain. He was an art and cultural critic for The New Yorker.

Books

  • Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands 1780-1813 (1977)
  • Two Rothschilds and the Land of Israel (1978)
  • The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (1987)
  • Citizens. A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989)
  • Dead Certainties (1991) (a novel)
  • Landscape and Memory (1995)
  • Rembrandt’s Eyes (1999)
  • A History of Britain (2000-2003)

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