Book ID: CBB001200934

Galileo, Selected Writings (2012)


Galilei, Galileo (Author)
Davie, Mark (Author)
Shea, William R. (Author)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: xxxvii + 431 pp.; bibl.
Language: English

The first entirely new translation of Galileo's major writings for more than fifty years. Includes selections from all Galileo's important writings on science and his astronomical discoveries: a virtually complete text of his first bestseller, A Sidereal Message, a substantial part of his masterpiece, the Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, and extracts from the Letters on the Sunspots, The Assayer, and the Two New Sciences. All Galileo's contributions to the debate on science and religion, including the letters to Benedetto Castelli and the Grand Duchess Christina, and Galileo's notes which were unpublished in his lifetime. The key documents from Galileo's trial before the Inquisition in 1633. Mark Davie's new translations capture both the clarity and attractive vigour of Galileo's prose. Galileo scholar William R. Shea's introduction gives a clear, lively overview of Galileo's career and achievements. Notes explain the scientific and philosophical background, enabling the reader to understand Galileo's arguments in the context of their time.


Description “The first entirely new translation of Galileo's major writings for more than fifty years.” (from the publisher)

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Review Raphael, Renée (2013) Review of "Galileo, Selected Writings". Journal for the History of Astronomy (pp. 225-226). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
McCarthy, John P.
Lupieri, Edmondo
Ricciardo, Salvatore
Zepeda, Joseph
Wootton, David
Van Helden, Albert
Galilæana: Journal of Galilean Studies
Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-testuali
Edizioni di Pagina
Yale University Press
Walker & Company
University of Toronto Press
University of Chicago Press
Science and religion
Church history
Galilei, Galileo
Viviani, Vincenzo
Kepler, Johannes
Galilei, Virginia (Suor Maria Celeste)
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Boyle, Robert
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
Early modern
18th century

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