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Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1405-1471)
St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)
Nicolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1469-1536)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533)
Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529)
Sir Thomas More (c. 1478-1535)
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
François Rabelais (c. 1495-1553)
John Calvin (1509-1564)
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Sir Thomas Hoby (1530-1566)
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)
William Gilbert (1540-1603)
St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
(The Book of Common Prayer) (1549)
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Richard Hooker (c. 1553-1600)
Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (c. 1561-1642)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
John Donne (1572-1631)
William Harvey (1578-1657)
Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584-1645)
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

 
"The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism." - C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books

FORMAT PROBLEMS SHOULD BE FIXED

The problem with the lists of works on the top of each author's page refusing to break into multiple lines should be fixed for all pages.

As always, if you run across any site issues, please send me an email and let me know. I don't have as much time as I'd like to maintain the site and have to rely on all of you to help me find issues.



Most Recent Updates/Additions
June 1, 2014:    Descartes    Replaced broken link to etext of Rules for the Direction of the Mind.
May 25, 2014:    Link Checking    Beginning a new round of link checking. Will be running A-Z by page name (i.e., abelard, adamsmith, adler, aeschylus, ...).
   Peter Abelard    Removed broken etext link (other links still work). This was the best etext I had, and none were complete, so please email me if you know of any others.
   The Didache    Removed broken link to Greek etext (other Greek etext link still works).
   Ludovico Ariosto    Replaced broken Italian etext link for Orlando Furioso.
   Bhagavad Gita    Replaced broken French, Dutch and Portuguese etext links.
   several Pages    Replaced or removed several other broken links (got on a roll and didn't keep track).
Apr. 28, 2014:    Format Fix    Fixed remaining formatting issues with works lists on author pages not breaking properly into multiple lines.
Nov. 29, 2013:    Jean-Jacques Rousseau    Replaced broken etext links for Emile.
   Izaak Walton    Removed broken etext link for The Compleat Angler (other link still works).
Nov. 8, 2013:    Format fix    Have begun correcting problem HTML that led to the author's works indices not wrapping lines when needed.
   Aristotle    Replaced broken links for German etexts of Categories, Interpretation, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Physics, Posterior Analytics, Prior Analytics, Sophistical Refutations, and Topics.
   Epics and Folktales    Replaced broken etext links for Beowulf, The Nibelungenlied, The Saga of Burnt Njal, and The Song of Roland.
   Murasaki Shikibu    Fixed invalid file reference error - page now displays properly.
   The Bible    Replaced broken link to Swedish Bible at Bibles.com.
   John Locke    Replaced broken etext link for On the Conduct of the Understanding and removed a broken etext link for the Essay Concerning Human Understanding (the other etext link for that work is still valid).
   Immanuel Kant    Removed a broken etext link for the Critique of Pure Reason (the other etext links for that work are still valid).

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