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A Graphic Novel About 17th-Century Philosophy

A father-son writing and illustration team tells the story of the Western thinkers that fell afoul of the church at the dawn of modernity.
Source: Ben Nadler / Princeton University Press

Dark spots across the sun, men burned at the stake, an all-powerful church that brooks no idea outside its dogma—there is no subject so imbued with drama

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