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June 2017 · 2 volumes · 800 pages · 8"x10"
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Defining Documents in World History:
The 17th Century (1601-1700)
Defining Documents in World History: The 17th Century profiles major documents from important figures and events of the 1600s, from the Scientific Revolution to the Exploration of the New World and more. This new two-volume set offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped the 17th century around the globe.
Defining Documents in World History: The 17th Century provides detailed, thought-provoking analysis of:
Galileo Galilei: Starry Messenger
Japan's Closed Country Edict
Treaty of Westphalia
John Locke: An Essay on Human Understanding
Articles begin by introducing readers to the historical context surrounding the document, followed by a description of the author's life and circumstances in which the document was written. Next, a detailed analysis of the document provides an in-depth examination of the issues surrounding the document and its historical significance. An historical timeline and bibliography of supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events and subjects in the period.