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Galileo, courtier : the practice of science in the culture of absolutism

Author: Mario Biagioli
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Series: Science and its conceptual foundations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In the court of the Medicis and the Vatican, Galileo fashioned both his career and his science to the demands of patronage and its complex systems of wealth, power, and prestige. In this fascinating cultural and social history of science, Biagioli argues that Galileo's courtly role was integral to his science - the questions he chose to examine, his methods, even his conclusions. -- from back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Biagioli
ISBN: 0226045609 9780226045603
OCLC Number: 31847204
Description: xii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Galileo's self-fashioning --
Discoveries and etiquette --
Anatomy of a court dispute --
The anthropology of incommensurability --
Roma theatrum mundi --
Courtly comets --
Framing Galileo's trial --
From patronage to academies: A hypothesis.
Series Title: Science and its conceptual foundations.
Responsibility: Mario Biagioli.

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In the court of the Medicis and the Vatican, Galileo fashioned both his career and his science to the demands of patronage and its complex systems of wealth, power, and prestige. In this fascinating cultural and social history of science, Biagioli argues that Galileo's courtly role was integral to his science - the questions he chose to examine, his methods, even his conclusions. -- from back cover.

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