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Galileo in rome : the rise and fall of a troublesome genius.

Author: William R Shea
Publisher: New York : Oxford Univ Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed, revisionist study of the life and career of the great Italian scientist offers a focused analysis of Galileo's relationship with the Catholic Church, discussing the theological furor caused by Galileo's Dialogue, the scientist's own role in the conflict, and the events of his trial by the Inquisition. (Biography).
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William R Shea
ISBN: 1602567824 9781602567825
OCLC Number: 191038572
Description: p.
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE: Job Hunting and the Path to Rome: FIRST TRIP: 1587; CHAPTER TWO: The Door of Fame Springs Open: SECOND TRIP: 29 MARCH-4 JUNE 1611; CHAPTER THREE: Roman Clouds: THIRD TRIP: 10 DECEMBER 1615-4 JUNE 1616; CHAPTER FOUR: Roman Sunshine: FOURTH TRIP: 23 APRIL-16 JUNE 1624; CHAPTER FIVE: Star-Crossed Heavens: FIFTH TRIP: 3 MAY-26 JUNE 1630; CHAPTER SIX: Foul Weather in Rome: SIXTH TRIP: 13 FEBRUARY-6 JULY 1633; REFERENCES; PHOTO CREDITS; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

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A detailed, revisionist study of the life and career of the great Italian scientist offers a focused analysis of Galileo's relationship with the Catholic Church, discussing the theological furor caused by Galileo's Dialogue, the scientist's own role in the conflict, and the events of his trial by the Inquisition. (Biography).

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