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The 17th century was the century that lasted from January 1, 1601, to December 31, 1700, in the Gregorian calendar. The 17th century falls into the Early Modern period of Europe and in that continent was characterized by the Dutch Golden Age, the Baroque cultural movement, the French Grand Siècle dominated by Louis XIV, the Scientific Revolution, and The General Crisis.

Most Read This Week Tagged "17th Century"

The Miniaturist
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
The Thief Taker (The Thief Taker #1)
The Werewolf of Bamberg (The Hangman's Daughter, # 5)
The Blackthorn Key (Christopher Rowe, #1)
The Witches: Salem, 1692
Margaret the First
Caleb's Crossing
Crow Hollow
The Poisoned Pilgrim (The Hangman's Daughter, #4)
The Bloodletter's Daughter: A Novel of Old Bohemia
Tidewater: A Novel of Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony
Bride of New France
The Romanovs: 1613-1918
A Murder at Rosamund's Gate  (Lucy Campion Mysteries, #1)
The Legend of the Bloodstone (Time Walkers, #1)
1636: The Viennese Waltz (Assiti Shards, #17)
The Harlot's Tale (Midwife Mysteries, #2)
House of Bathory
The Midwife's Tale (Midwife Mysteries, #1)
Enchantress of Paris: A Novel of the Sun King’s Court
The Darling Strumpet
1635: Papal Stakes (Assiti Shards, #11)
The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I
The Daylight Gate
Return of the Pale Feather (Time Walkers, #2)
1636: The Saxon Uprising (Assiti Shards, #12)
Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV
The Silvered Heart
The Apothecary's Daughter
Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I
The September Queen
The Shadow Queen
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
Viper Wine
Girl on the Golden Coin: A Novel of Frances Stuart
The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single)
1636: The Devil's Opera (Assiti Shards, #14)
Like Chaff in the Wind (The Graham Saga #2)
The Contessa's Vendetta
Shadow on the Highway (The Highway Trilogy, #1)
The Opening Night Murder
1636: The Kremlin Games (Assiti Shards, #13)
Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
Bernini: His Life and His Rome
Ladies in Waiting
De skandalösa
The Queen's Dwarf
Cromwell's Blessing (Tom Neave, #2)
Furies: War in Europe 1450-1700
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
Highwayman Ironside
The Anatomy Lesson
A Brief History of Britain 1660-1851
His Last Mistress
Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
Witches, a tale of Scandal, Sorcery and Seduction
The Crimson Ribbon
Merivel: A Man of His Time
Accidents of Providence
The Secret of Isobel Key
The Painted Lady
Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution (The History of England, #3)
John Saturnall's Feast
Rebel Puritan: A Scandalous Life
The Bitter Trade
The Scarlet Kimono
The Lady of Secrets (The Dark Queen Saga, #6)
Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
Soldier of Fortune (Rakes and Rogues of the Restoration, #2 )
Cavalier Queen
A Corruptible Crown (English Civil War)
Cast Off: The Strange Adventures of Petra de Winter and Bram Broen
A Pledge of Better Times
The Ruins of Lace
A Plague of Lies
The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin
The Dagger Quick (The Dagger Chronicles, #1)
The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Exit the Actress
The King's Revenge: Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History
Deliverance from Evil
The Orphanmaster

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