Works by Luther, Henry VIII, Locke, Hobbes, and Voltaire...what other early modern treasures lay nestled in Doheny Library at the University of Southern California?
That is the question this website seeks to answer.
This website is a joint project between the USC department of Special Collections and Archives and the USC Department of History, in particular, students taking Hist 103: The Emergence of Modern Europe. The library has kindly opened its doors to students who search out the treasures of the Early Modern period hidden in their stacks. After finding a work from the period, the students then explore the text and tell us about their favorite page.
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is one of the founders of modern political philosophy. His thoughts mainly concerned the problem of social and political…
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