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1616 : the world in motion

Author: Thomas Christensen
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012.
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Thomas Christensen illuminates the extravagant age of the early 17th century by focusing on a single riotous year. Woven with color images and artwork from the period, "1616" tells the surprising tales of the men and women who set the world on its tumultuous course toward modernity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Christensen
ISBN: 9781582437743 1582437742
OCLC Number: 773290131
Description: 384 p. ; ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Golden Age restored --
Silk and silver : a global economy --
Shakespeare's sisters : emerging roles for women --
Creative imitation : tradition and innovation in the visual arts --
Witch hunters and truth seekers : science, signs, and secret knowledge --
World in motion : E pur si muove --
Christmas, his masque.
Other Titles: Sixteen sixteen
Sixteen hundred and sixteen
World in motion
Responsibility: Thomas Christensen.

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Thomas Christensen illuminates the extravagant age of the early 17th century by focusing on a single riotous year. Woven with color images and artwork from the period, "1616" tells the surprising tales of the men and women who set the world on its tumultuous course toward modernity.

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Praise for 1616 "Thomas Christensen's 1616: The World in Motion, is one of those unconventional, unclassifiable, uniquely pleasurable histories that seems to take a narrow path but opens into a Read more...

 
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