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HIST 257: Inventing Modern Science (HC): Background Information

History 257: Inventing Modern Science (Hayton) Spring 2018

Alchemist's Laboratory

Engraving from the book Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae written by Heinrich Khunrath.

Hamburg, 1595 (Source: Wikimedia Commons, public domain)

Encyclopedias and Handbooks on the History of Science

The following sources provide overviews of ideas, people, and events in early modern history.  They are a quick way to find out the basic facts and current points of debate.

When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.

Encyclopedias and Handbooks for History

Subject Guide

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Margaret Schaus

Web Resources