At a glance:
- Author: Ian Buruma
- First Published: 1999
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1725 to the 1990’s
- Setting: Europe and Great Britain
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: Culture, Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, Europe or Europeans, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Netherlands or Dutch people, Great Britain
- Locales: Europe, Great Britain
Ian Buruma’s Anglomania tells two related stories. The first and longer of the two tracks the history of Europe’s love affair with England. From Voltaire in the eighteenth century and Alexis de Tocqueville in the nineteenth to Isaiah Berlin in the twentieth, he sketches some of the more colorful figures who have carried on that intense romance. A smaller but equally interesting narrative, Buruma’s own story frames the larger history by representing both sides of the attraction in many ways. Half Dutch and half British, Buruma was raised and educated in Holland and has...
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