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The trial of Galileo, 1612-1633

Author: Thomas F Mayer
Publisher: North York, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines Galileo's trial as a legal event. Includes correspondence, legal documents, transcripts and excerpts from Galileo's work for critical analysis of primary sources. Includes an introduction detailing Galileo's life and work, the Council of Trent, the role of the papacy and the Roman Inquisition and gives a clear explanation of how a trial before the Inquisition would have been conducted. Each primary source  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
History
Sources
Ouvrages avant 1800 Sources
Biographies Ouvrages avant 1800 Sources
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Mayer
ISBN: 9781442605190 1442605197
OCLC Number: 804030549
Notes: English translations of primary documents.
Description: xii, 210 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Sunspot Letters : the cause of most of the trouble --
Formal proceedings begin --
The Inquisition and the Index take action --
Publication to Dialogue on the two chief world systems and the beginning of the trial's second phase --
Summons to Rome and Galileo's resistance --
Galileo arrives in Rome --
Formal proceedings resume --
Sentence and abjuration.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas F. Mayer.
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