The Crime of Galileo

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University of Chicago Press, 1955 - Biography & Autobiography - 338 pages
"In the gallery of what might be called the martyrs of thought, the image of Galileo recanting before the Italian Inquisition stirs the minds of educated modern men second only to the picture of Socrates drinking the Hemlock. That image of Galileo is out of focus . . . because it has been distorted by three centuries of rationalist prejudice and clerical polemics. To refocus it clearly, within the logic of its own time . . . de Santillana has written The Crime of Galileo, a masterly intellectual whodunit which traces not the life but the mental footsteps of Galileo on his road to personal tragedy."—Time

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Contents

THE DAYS OF DISCOVERY
7
DOMINI CANES
29
PHILOSOPHICAL INTERMEZZO
58
SAINT ROBERT BELLARMINE
76
THE DECREE
112
BELLARMINES AUDIENCE
127
THE YEARS OF SILENCE
147
URBAN VIII
162
THE SUMMONS
189
THE INQUISITORS PLIGHT
227
THE TRIAL
239
THE PROBLEM OF THE FALSE INJUNCTION
263
CHANGE OF COURSE
277
THE SENTENCE
294
AFTERMATH
324
INDEX
333

THE DIALOGUE
176

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