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Articles with keyword "seventeenth century"

Opening pages of the First Folio

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Did He Even Know He Was Shakespeare?

What the First Folio's history tells us about our greatest playwright

Piazza Colonna in Rome

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Eternal City’s Building Craze also Bolstered Urban Planning

Study demonstrates that a public voice can help develop a theocratic city

Illustration of Benedict Spinoza

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Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated

Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker

Captain John Smith by Simon de Passe, seventeenth century

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Soldier of Fortune: John Smith before Jamestown

Smith's experiences as a pirate, mercenary, and Turkish slave prepare him to survive in the New World.

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Firsthand Accounts

A Web site offers manuscripts, maps, and sketches from early Virginia.

Characters from "Desperate Fishwives"

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Travale’s Travails

Educational adventure-game explores Elizabethan Age.

Katherine Rinne

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Impertinent Questions with Katherine Rinne

Tapping into Roman waters

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma

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The King’s Favorite

The Duke of Lerma had the King's ear and, as a result, great power.

Couple in restaurant

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Interesting Mustard

The rise of the restaurant.