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  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; New Ed edition (4 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006861563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006861560
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 501,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘An outstanding work of historical scholarship…Simon Schama writes brilliantly. He can bring a character alive in a sentence…This powerful book reads with the ease of a novel. Every page glitters with intelligence and perception. In every way “Patriots and Liberators” is an extraordinary achievement.’ J.H. Plumb

‘This remarkable book is more than a revision, it is a revelation.’ A.J.P. Taylor, Observer

‘A dramatic story, full of pathos and true comedy. If any book may be said to inhale without sententiousness the clear, calm and steadying air of a European ideal, this is it.’ Michael Ratcliffe, The Times

‘Schama’s book is written in the grand manner, its sweep is as impressive as its erudition and the constant brilliance of its style. He gives the Dutch revolution back to the people to whom it belonged – the Dutch.’ Economist

About the Author

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. Patriots and Liberators' has been awarded with the Wolfson Prize for History. He is the author of 'The Embarrassment of Riches', 'Citizens' which won the 1990 NCR book award for non-fiction, 'Dead Certainties', 'Landscape and Memory' which won the W H Smith Literary Award in 1995, and 'Rembrandt's Eyes' (1999). He is also the author of the monumental 'History of Britain' published in three volumes. He was art critic of the 'New Yorker' from 1995 to 1998 and was made CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours list.


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This book has some great chapters on Nationalism in the 1780's. However, be aware that this is not a book that you should judge by Schama's later work (post History of Britain). It is a product of academia and should be read as such rather than a rip-roaring account of the Dutch Republic's revolt
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This fascinating book is well worth the effort of reading though it may take you some time: I'm not an academic but loved it. It isn't difficult, just dense with detail. Many of the early Dutch revolts were dress-rehearsals for the French revolution later. We don't find the sustained drama of the French Revolution because of the different circumstances, traditions and temper of the Dutch people. But we need to understand about all types of revolution, especially the ones without a guillotine. The main reservation I have is that Schama quite often reveals a sneering attitude to local people as opposed to "great men". For example he talks of those who "were accustomed to regard themselves as leaders of the Patriot elites in small towns or villages, hayseed replicas of the great van der Capellen or the lamented Paulus." His respect for ordinary endeavour seems lacking: not good when the final question is always about how future revolutions might work.
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I've tried to read this book twice but each time had to concede defeat around page 150 (there are just over 650 in all). I am quite capable of reading academic texts (Huizinga is a favourite of mine), have enjoyed other titles by Schama, love history and have an interest in all things Dutch but I found Patriots and Liberators such hard hard work. For me the general 'flow' of the book was clogged up with too much detail and I reluctantly had to admit that I was finding it well-nigh impenetrable. The minute print didn't help either. A pity really as I wanted to find out more about this period after seeing artefacts of the time in the Amsterdam City Museum. I envy those who had a positive experience of this title - perhaps P&L is not for everyone.
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The print in this edition is very small making reading a difficulty for one not so young,.A fascinating subject very well treated and more should know about this country and period.
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Great book! Great work as always, professor Shama!
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