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Galileo in Rome : the rise and fall of a troublesome genius

Author: William R Shea; Mariano Artigas
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Galileo's trial by the Inquisition is one of the most dramatic incidents in the history of science and religion. Today, we tend to see this event in black and white--Galileo all white, the Church all black. Galileo in Rome presents a much more nuanced account of Galileo's relationship with Rome. The book offers a fascinating account of the six trips Galileo made to Rome, from his first visit at age 23, as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Shea; Mariano Artigas
ISBN: 0195177584 9780195177589
OCLC Number: 57062363
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Description: 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: William R. Shea, Mariano Artigas.
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Two leading authorities on Galileo offer a brilliant revisionist look at the career of the great Italian scientist.  Read more...

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