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Who is Simon Schama?
Simon Schama: Simon Michael Schama, CBE is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York. He first came to popular public attention with his history of the French Revolution titled Citizens, published in 1989. In the United Kingdom, he is perhaps best known for writing and hosting the 15-part BBC television documentary series A History of Britain broadcast between 2000 and 2002.
- also known as Simon Michael Schama, Professor Simon Schama, Simon M. Schama
- born on (70 years ago) in London
- ethnicity: British people, British Jews
- nationality: United Kingdom
- profession: Art historian, historian, writer, author, screenwriter, television presenter
- Marriage with Virginia E. Papaioannou
- parent of Chloe Frances Schama
- written works: "Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution", "Rembrandt's Eyes", "Certezas Absolutas", "Jews/America", "Le paysage et la mémoire", "Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations", "The Power of Art", "Cy Twombly", "Confesiones y Encargos", "Landscape and memory", "Patriots and liberators", "Bet Rotshild ve-Erets-Yisrael", "Rough Crossings", "Two Rothschilds & the Land of Israel", "The American future", "The Bastille falls", "The Embarrassment of Riches", "The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD", "Wild Romance", "A History of Britain"
- TV series:
- some of the nominations and awards:
- Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada (German & East European History)
- nominated to NCR Book Award - "Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution"
- NCR Book Award - "Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution"
- nominated to NCR Book Award - "Landscape and memory"
- nominated to British Academy Television Huw Wheldon Award For The Best Arts Programme or Series - "A History of Britain" (For Specialised Programme or Series), with Martin Davidson
- nominated to British Academy Television Craft Award for Editing - Factual - "A History of Britain" (By Simon Schama), with Martin Davidson
- St. Louis Literary Award
- nominated to British Academy Television Richard Dimbleby Award - "A History of Britain"
- nominated to News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - "A History of Britain" (The Two Winstons)
- nominated to National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction - "Rough Crossings"
- National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction - "Rough Crossings"
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by Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson
Somehistorians may decry thisexaltation of theindividual over impersonal historical forces, but Simon Schama (1998)suggeststhat filmmakers are simply fulfilling aneed for historical storiesthat the work of academichistorians nolonger meets.
by Michael Buergermeister
” Simon Schama, of all people, should know ...
by Joanna Banham
The noted historian Simon Schama has emphasized the home's centrality "in determining the moral fate both of individuals and Dutch society...
by Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason
Simon Schama. The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (New York: Vintage, 1997). Mariet Westermann.
by Cathal J. Nolan
Simon Schama, Citizens (1989); Alexis de Tocqueville, The Ancien Regime and the French Revolution ...
Themes, Works, and Wonders by Gary Westfahl
Simon Schama. Landscape and Memory. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Anne Whiston Spirn. The Language of Landscape. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. Raymond Williams.
by Christine Fauré
Thanks to Simon Schama, Cornelis de Wit, Wayne te Brake, Stephan Klein, Maarten Prak, and others, we now understand that these upheavals were more momentous than Palmer believed. But while several aspects of the Dutch revolutions ...
by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root
Simon Schama (1988) presents a fascinating account of this thesis, calling particular attention to the theological implications of Dutch efforts to reclaim land from the sea and God's use of storm and flood both to punish them for transgressions ...
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