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Lectures on Early Modern European History - Main
Lecture 1: Renaissance Portraits
Giorgio Vasari on the Concept of a "Renaissance" (1550)
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519
Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527
Sir Thomas More, 1478-1535
Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536
Lecture 2: The Age of Discovery
Resources for the Study of the Age of Exploration
The Myth of Prester John
Vasco de Gama and the Calecut Incident (1503)
The Journal of Christopher Columbus (1492)
Lecture 3: The Protestant Reformation: Luther and Calvin
Martin Luther Resources
Luther's Ninety-Five Theses (1517)
Luther's Letter to the Archbishop of Mainz (1517)
John Calvin Resources
Lecture 4: The Impact of Luther and the Radical Reformation
Luther Against the Peasants (1525)
Lecture 5: The Catholic Reformation
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Lecture 6: Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1715
An Account of the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre
The Edict of Nantes (1598)
The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, October 22, 1685 
Lecture 7: The English Civil War
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)
James I, Speeches to Parliament (1609)
The Petition of Right (1628)
The Dissolution of Parliament (March 1628)
The "Grand Remonstrance" (1642)
Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1658
Lecture 8: Political Theory, 1660-1715
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Lecture 9: France in the 17th Century
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Lecture 10: The Scientific Revolution, 1543-1600
Copernicus, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies (1543)
Lecture 11: The Scientific Revolution, 1600-1642
Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642
Galileo, The Starry Messenger (1610)
Cardinal Bellarmine's Letter to Foscarini (1615)
Lecture 12: The Scientific Revolution, 1642-1730
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727
Preface to Isaac Newton's Principia (1687)
Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662
Lecture 13: The New Intellectual Order: Man, Nature and Society
Giordano Bruno, 1548-1600
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533-1592
René Descartes, 1596-1650
Thomas Hobbes, 1588-1679
John Locke, 1632-1704
Lecture 14: A Century of Genius: Art, Philosophy and Drama
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