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Luminarium

An online anthology of English literature from the middle ages through the late 1600's; includes texts as well as background information and links to other resources.

Amazon logo Sahagun, Bernardino De. The War of Conquest: How It Was Waged Here in Mexico: The Aztecs' Own Story. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780874801118.
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Amazon logo Cortes, Hernan. Letters from Mexico. Translated by Anthony Pagden. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780300090949.
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Amazon logo Marlowe, Christopher. Tamburlaine. Rochester, NH: Odyssey Press, 1974. ISBN: 9780672630613.
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Amazon logo Rowlandson, Mary. The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: with Related Documents. Boston, MA: Bedford / St.Martin's, 1997. ISBN: 9780312111519.
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Amazon logo Marlowe, Christopher. Dr. Faustus. New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2001. ISBN: 9780451527790.
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1 Introductions
2

Columbus, Cabot (PDF)

Vespucci: Diaries and Letters.

3

Petrarch, "The Ascent of Mount Ventoux."

Petrarch, Letter to "Socrates."

Petrarch, "Canzoniere" 1-19.

4 More, Utopia.
5

More, Utopia (cont.)

6

Sahagun, Bernardino De. "The War of Conquest: How It Was Waged Here in Mexico: The Aztecs' Own Story."

Cortes, Hernan. "Letters from Mexico."

7

Sahagun, Bernardino De. "The War of Conquest: How It Was Waged Here in Mexico: The Aztecs' Own Story." (cont.)

Cortes, Hernan. "Letters from Mexico." (cont.)

8 Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book I (PDF)
9

Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book I (PDF) (cont.)

Conferences on essay 1

10 Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book II (PDF)
11 Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book II (PDF) (cont.)
12 Marlowe, Christopher. Dr. Faustus.
13 Marlowe, Christopher. Dr. Faustus. (cont.)
14 Marlowe, Christopher. "Tamburlaine."
15 Marlowe, Christopher. "Tamburlaine." (cont.)
16 Hakluyt, Principal Navigations (selections)
17 Hakluyt, Principal Navigations (selections) (cont.)
18 Writing workshop
19 (Tentative) Boston Public Library field trip
20 Bacon, New Atlantis
21 Amazon logo Donne, John. Poems and Prose of John Donne. Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2001.
22 Amazon logo ———. Poems and Prose of John Donne. Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2001.
23 Bradford, Plimoth Plantation
24 Rowlandson, Mary. "The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: with Related Documents."
25 Rowlandson, Mary. "The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: with Related Documents." (cont.)
26 Dinner