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Articles with keyword "seventeenth century"

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.

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Night Physik

From Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Jill Lepore

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The Public Historian

How Jill Lepore went from Harvard office temp to Harvard professor.

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Brass Hip Ornament

Within the culture of the Benin Empire, which thrived from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century in what is now southern Nigeria, only the oba, or sacred monarch, had the authority to