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Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates

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Just how much good has medicine done over the years? And how much damage does it continue to do? The history of medicine begins with Hippocrates in the fifth century BC. Yet until the invention of antibiotics in the 1930s doctors, in general, did their patients…
The Invention of Science: A New History Of The Scientific Revolution

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"Captures the excitement of the scientific revolution and makes a point of celebrating the advances it ushered in." — Financial Times A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts —a…
Power, Pleasure, And Profit: Insatiable Appetites From Machiavelli To Madison

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Galileo: Watcher Of The Skies
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|November 12, 2013

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A provocative and penetrating new life of Galileo, placing the man, his achievements, and his failures in the broader history of the Scientific Revolution Galileo (1564–1642) is one of the most important and controversial figures in the history of science.…
Paolo Sarpi: Between Renaissance and Enlightenment

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Paolo Sarpi (1552-1623) is remembered as the defender of Venice against the Papal Interdict of 1606 and as the first, and greatest, historian of the Counter-Reformation. The sources of his undoubted hostility to clerical authority have always been a matter of…
Penguin Classics Political Writings
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|August 1, 1993

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Editor David Wooton presents the first comprehensive view of John Locke’s political thought, encompassing his wide-ranging opinions. The Second Treatise of Government is a seminal liberal text. The Letter Concerning Toleration defends religious freedom. However,…
Penguin Classics Divine Right And Democracy Of Stuart England

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This anthology fully captures the volatile political climate in Stuart England with 33 speeches, essays and controversial pamphlets from such luminaries as Charles I and James VI, John Locke, Richard Hooker and Algernon Sidney. Divine Right and Democracy ,…