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By Maurice A. Finocchiaro

In 1633, on the finish of 1 of the main recognized trials in historical past, the Inquisition condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth strikes and that the Bible isn't really a systematic authority. Galileo's condemnation trigger an argument that has bought a desirable lifetime of its personal and that maintains to this present day. This soaking up publication is the 1st to ascertain the total span of the Galileo affair from his condemnation to his alleged rehabilitation by means of the Pope in 1992. jam-packed with fundamental resources, many translated into English for the 1st time, Retrying Galileo will acquaint readers with the historic evidence of the trial, its aftermath and repercussions, the wealthy number of reflections on it all through heritage, and the most matters it raises.

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