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Burned alive : Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition

Author: Alberto A Martínez
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1600, the Catholic Inquisition condemned the philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno for heresy, and he was then burned alive in the Campo de' Fiori in Rome. Historians, scientists, and philosophical scholars have traditionally held that Bruno's theological beliefs led to his execution, denying any link between his study of the nature of the universe and his trial. But in Burned Alive, Alberto A. Martínez

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
[S.l.] : REAKTION BOOKS, 2018
Named Person: Giordano Bruno; Galileo Galilei; Giordano Bruno; Galileo Galilei; Giordano Bruno; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto A Martínez
ISBN: 1780238967 9781780238968
OCLC Number: 1041499682
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The crimes of Giordano Bruno --
Pythagoras and Copernicus --
The moving earth and the fugitive friar --
Prisoner of the Inquisition --
Censured propositions in Bruno's books --
Fire and smoke --
Why the Romans killed Bruno --
2. Aliens on the moon? --
Kepler announces life in other worlds! --
Campanella imprisoned and tortured --
Bellarmine and the enemies of Bruno --
Galileo in danger --
3. The enemies of Galileo --
Campanella defends Galileo from prison --
Galileo defends the Pythagorean doctrines again --
Inchofer against the new Pythagoreans --
No life in other worlds, no living earth --
Campanella's exile and death --
4. Worlds on the moon and the stars --
How heretical, really? --
Bellarmine's innumerable suns --
Critiques after Galileo's death --
Responsibility: Alberto A Martínez.


Burned Alive challenges the accepted history of astronomy and shows how cosmology led Bruno bravely to his death.  Read more...


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