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Articles with keyword "sixteenth century"

Caterina Sforza

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Caterina Sforza: Fearless Regent and Scientist of 15th-Century Italy

The Renaissance’s concocter of golden recipes.

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

pillow cover

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Red All Over: How a Tiny Bug Changed the Way We See the World

What makes the best red? The Spanish found out in sixteenth-century Mexico.

Sur's Ocean

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Murty Classical Library of India Sheds Light on Sixteenth-century Lyrical Poet Surdas

Poems in the style proliferated for centuries.

portrait of Montaigne

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Our Contemporary, Montaigne: He Pioneered the Personal Essay and Made Candor Literary

Montaigne invented the personal essay and made candor literary.

Jicarilla Apache cowboy

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Yippie Ki-yay Santa Fe

Real and imagined cowboys in New Mexico.

Katherine Rinne

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Impertinent Questions with Katherine Rinne

Tapping into Roman waters

Sixteenth-century Spanish vessels

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Underwater Clues

Two of Florida's oldest shipwrecks reveal colonists' hopes.