Galileo Heretic by Pietro Redondi, Translated by Raymond Rosenthal, 1987


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Galileo Heretic
Galileo Eretico
by Pietro Redondi
Translated by Raymond Rosenthal




Publisher: Princeton University Press

Copyright: 1987



This book is in good condition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. This is a used book with some shelf wear. Please take a look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this item. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. The dust jacket is in good shape with some surface rubbing. There are various stickers on the rear cover of the D/J. The boards are in great shape. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. The text block is crisp and clean. 356 pages -



This book reads like a criminalistic story, with ever-surprising twists. It gives the reader a very vivid image of a time when Jesuit doctrine and Galileo's thinking clashed. It destroys the image of Galileo the scientist who only trusts experimental observation. Further, it shows that the reaction towards Galileo was quite split among Catholics. Basically, it seems Pietro Redondi draws from real life, not from ideology. However, the main conclusion of the book is that Galileo wasn't condemned because of his adherence to Copernican ideas but because of his atomism. A fascinating read.

Item Dimensions: 9.5 inches x 6.5 inches


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