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by John Lewis




Galileo’s astronomical and mechanical theories, and his subsequent trial for heresy, profoundly impacted the development of European science, philosophy, and theology, especially in seventeenth-century France, where it shaped the thought of some of its most important writers. France’s long tradition of Gallican independence from Rome allowed Copernican and Galilean ideas to be discussed and promoted more freely than elsewhere. Placing those ideas in a national context, this book’s individual chapters are devoted to tracing their development in the writings of Mersenne, Gassendi, Peiresc, and Descartes; similarly, resistance to Galilean ideas is traced through the writings of Froidmont, Morin, and the work of Cassini at the recently established Observatoire de Paris.
Download Galileo in France: French Reactions to the Theories and Trial of Galileo (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures) epub
ISBN: 082045768X
ISBN13: 978-0820457680
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: John Lewis
Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 30, 2006)
Pages: 276 pages
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