The Embarrassment of Riches Questions and Answers

The Embarrassment of Riches

In The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age, English art historian Simon argues that, based on travel accounts, popular literature of the time, and art...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 12:49 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Embarrassment of Riches

Culture is indeed central to The Embarrassment of Riches. Like many historians, Schama grapples with just how to define "culture," which is, he writes, an "elusive quarry." He follows sociologist...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019 5:56 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Embarrassment of Riches

The Embarrassment of Riches, by historian Simon Schama, is a look at Dutch culture during its Golden Age. The book examines elements of Dutch culture as diverse as their mourning rituals to how...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018 10:28 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Embarrassment of Riches

When Simon Schama uses the term moral geography in his book The Embarrassment of Riches, he means that a person’s location was indicative of what kind of lives they were leading. If a person was a...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2021 6:06 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Embarrassment of Riches

Culture and religion (itself an important part of culture) are indeed categories for analysis in The Embarrassment of Riches. In fact, the book is fundamentally an examination of Dutch culture in a...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019 1:26 pm UTC

1 educator answer