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de Spinoza, Benedict. Ethics, Including the Improvement of the Understanding. trans. by R.H.M. Elwes. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. 1989.
Fernández-Armesto, Felipe. Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration. New York: Norton. 2007.
Ginzburg, Carlo. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller. trans. by John and Anne Tedeschi. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1992.
Johnson, Geraldine A. Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2005.
Johnson, Steven. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World. New York: Riverhead Books. 2006.
Kramnick, Isaac, ed. The Portable Enlightenment Reader. London: Penguin Books. 1995.
Low, Donald A. The Regency Underworld. Phoenix Mill, UK: Sutton Publishing. 2005.
Martines, Lauro. April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2003.
Maxwell-Stuart, P.G. Chemical Choir: A History of Alchemy. London: Hambledon Continuum. 2008.
Rosenthal, Margaret F. The Honest Courtesan: Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Century Venice (Women in Culture and Society Series). Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. 1993.
Sharpes, Donald K. The Evolution of the Social Sciences. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2009.
Unger, Richard W. Cogs, Caravels, and Galleons: The Sailing Ship 1000-1650 (Conway’s History of the Ship). Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books. 2000.
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