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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"

Die Henkerstochter und der Rat der Zwölf (Die Henkerstochter #7)
The Miniaturist
The Witchfinder's Sister
The Thief Taker (The Thief Taker #1)
The Weight of Ink
The Words in My Hand
The Outcasts of Time
The Sealwoman's Gift
Fire Catcher (The Thief Taker #2)
The Play of Death (The Hangman's Daughter, #6)
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
The Lady of the Tower (The Lydiard Chronicles #1)
The Glovemaker's Daughter
The Legend of the Bloodstone (Time Walkers #1)
Flight of the Sparrow
The Witches: Salem, 1692
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El samurai de Sevilla
John J. Healey
De skandalösa (Slottet Wadenstierna, #3)
Crow Hollow
House of Bathory
The Ashes of London
The Anatomy Lesson
Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots
The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century
Tidewater: A Novel of Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony
A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Lips Too Chilled
The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
A Murder at Rosamund's Gate  (Lucy Campion Mysteries, #1)
Margaret the First
The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain: Life in the Age of Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton and The Great Fire of London
The Shadow Queen
Enchantress of Paris: A Novel of the Sun King’s Court
How to Use Your Enemies
The Harlot's Tale (Midwife Mysteries, #2)
Promised to the Crown (Daughters of New France #1)
Ring of Fire IV
The Werewolf of Bamberg (The Hangman's Daughter, # 5)
Girl on the Golden Coin: A Novel of Frances Stuart
Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies (Assiti Shards, #18)
From the Charred Remains (Lucy Campion Mysteries, #2)
The Maidservant and the Murderer
Highwayman Ironside
Witches, a tale of Scandal, Sorcery and Seduction
Viper Wine
Furies: War in Europe 1450-1700
1636: The Viennese Waltz (Assiti Shards, #17)
The Silvered Heart
Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing
Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution (The History of England, #3)
The Spice Merchant's Wife
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
Shadow on the Highway (The Highway Trilogy, #1)
The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England
City of Crows
Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
The Girl in the Glass Tower
Swept Away
Treason's Daughter
Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648
The Stuart Vampire
1635: A Parcel of Rogues (Assiti Shards, #7)
The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind
The Queen's Dwarf
The Crimson Ribbon
Cast Off: The Strange Adventures of Petra de Winter and Bram Broen
Dark Aemilia: A Novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady
Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I
A Death Along the River Fleet (Lucy Campion Mysteries, #4)
1636: Seas of Fortune (Assiti Shards, #20)
To Catch a King: Charles II's Great Escape
The Bitter Trade
His Last Mistress
A Pledge of Better Times
A Want of Kindness: A Novel of Queen Anne
The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America
In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion
The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr
The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Águila, and Hugh O'Neill: The Story of the 100-Day Spanish Invasion
The King's Bed: Ambition and Intimacy in the Court of Charles II
The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth
The Masque of a Murderer (Lucy Campion Mysteries, #3)
1636: The Cardinal Virtues (Ring of Fire, #19)
Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas
Mistress of the Throne
Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem
1636: The Devil's Opera (Assiti Shards, #15)
Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682

Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks Caleb's Crossing
Harvard's first Native American student graduated in 1665. Now, the writer who gave us People of the Book recounts his story in the historical novel Caleb's Crossing.
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Philip Ball
A so-called antimony war had been waged between French [Galenist] physicians and [alchemical, Paracelsian] iatrochemists since the beginning of the seventeenth century. What it lacked in bloodletting, this war made up for in bile.
Philip Ball, The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science

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As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.
Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

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