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Articles with keyword "seventeenth century"

Portrait of Emperor Kangxi in Court Dress


Imperial Scrolls of China

Monumental paintings from the Qing dynasty document the power of its emperors.

Four Acrobats, c. 1860.


Four Acrobats

Four Acrobats, the mid nineteenth-century Indian miniature, was once part of an ordered series of paintings, each of which corresponded to one of the melodic modes—or rāga—of classical Indian music.

Moliere dining with Louis XIV


Burying Molière

How the French Revolution reappropriated the favored playwright of Louis XIV.

An Ancient Chinese Poet, facsimile of original Chinese scroll, Chinese School.


The Making of Jonathan Spence

From Winchester College to The Search for Modern China.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities


The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.

John Milton, from Paradise Lost: a Poem in Twelve Books.


Milton and the Cultures of Print

New Jersey exhibits a rare collection from Milton's library.