By Frank W. Thackeray, John E. Findling
It was the age of empire and the dawn of political and scientific revolution. The seventeenth century brought about enormous changes in the global political landscape and in the understanding of the principles of science. From this dynamic century, often fraught with upheaval and bustling with fascinating historical actors, several key events are treated by recognized experts in the field. These important events include, among others: BL The age of the great Russian tsars, Indian moguls, and Japanese shoguns BL The beginning of a four-century dynasty in China BL The reign of Louis XIV BL The expansion of the Ottoman Empire BL The founding of Jamestown BL England's Glorious Revolution BL The Thirty Years' War BL The Scientific Revolution To help students understand the major developments of the seventeenth century and their impact on our own time, this unique resource offers detailed description and expert analysis of the century's most important events.