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The Face of Britain

A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits

The Face of Britain( )
Author: Schama, Simon
ISBN:978-0-19-062189-6
Publication Date:Aug 2016
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

From acclaimed best-selling historian Simon Schama comes the story of Britain as told through its portraits. This unique way of telling history consists of a remarkable range of visually revealing moments. Linking these tales together is Schama's exploration of how meaning emerges from a series of relationships-between sitter and painter, but also between them both and the present-day viewer.

Author Biography
Schama, Simon (Author)
Simon Schama is an historian, educator, and writer. He was born in London, England on February 13, 1945. Schama earned a B.A. in history in 1966 from Cambridge University and later became a fellow of Christ College.

Schama was a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Brasenose College, Oxford from 1976 to 1980. He also was an Erasmus Lecturer in the civilization of the Netherlands at Harvard University in 1978, and from 1980 to 1993 he was Professor of History and Mellon Professor of the Social Sciences and Senior Associate at the Center for European Studies. Schama has been the Old Dominion Professor of Humanities at Columbia University since 1993, teaching in the history, art history and archaeology departments.

Schama's 1977 book, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813, received the Wolfson Prize for history and the Leo Gershoy Memorial Prize of the American History Association. Another book, Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, won the NCR Prize for Nonfiction. Schama also worked as an art critic for The New Yorker and has written historical and art documentaries for the BBC. In 2001 he received the CBE. In 2006 Schama earned the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction for Rough Crossings. His more recent works include A History of Britain and The Sory of the Jews, both written in multiple volumes.

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