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The Resource Burned alive : Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition, Alberto A Martínez

Burned alive : Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition, Alberto A Martínez

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Burned alive : Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition
Title
Burned alive
Title remainder
Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition
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Alberto A Martínez
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1600, the Catholic Inquisition condemned the philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno for heresy, and he was then burned alive in the Campo de’ Fiori in Rome. Historians, scientists, and philosophical scholars have traditionally held that Bruno’s theological beliefs led to his execution, denying any link between his study of the nature of the universe and his trial. But in Burned Alive, Alberto A. Martínez draws on new evidence to claim that Bruno’s cosmological beliefs—that the stars are suns surrounded by planetary worlds like our own, and that the Earth moves because it has a soul—were indeed the primary factor in his condemnation
  • Linking Bruno’s trial to later confrontations between the Inquisition and Galileo in 1616 and 1633, Martínez shows how some of the same Inquisitors who judged Bruno challenged Galileo. In particular, one clergyman who authored the most critical reports used by the Inquisition to condemn Galileo in 1633 immediately thereafter wrote an unpublished manuscript in which he denounced Galileo and other followers of Copernicus for their beliefs about the universe: that many worlds exist and that the Earth moves because it has a soul. Challenging the accepted history of astronomy to reveal Bruno as a true innovator whose contributions to the science predate those of Galileo, this book shows that is was cosmology, not theology, that led Bruno to his death.--
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Martínez, Alberto A
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Bruno, Giordano
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and science
  • Heresy
  • Heresy
Label
Burned alive : Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition, Alberto A Martínez
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. The crimes of Giordano Bruno -- Pythagoras and Copernicus -- The moving earth and the fugitive friar -- Prisoner of the Inquisition -- Censured propositions in Bruno's books -- Fire and smoke -- Why the Romans killed Bruno -- 2. Aliens on the moon? -- Kepler announces life in other worlds! -- Campanella imprisoned and tortured -- Bellarmine and the enemies of Bruno -- Galileo in danger -- 3. The enemies of Galileo -- Campanella defends Galileo from prison -- Galileo defends the Pythagorean doctrines again -- Inchofer against the new Pythagoreans -- No life in other worlds, no living earth -- Campanella's exile and death -- 4. Worlds on the moon and the stars -- How heretical, really? -- Bellarmine's innumerable suns -- Critiques after Galileo's death -- Conclusion
Control code
on1041499682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9781780238968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041499682
Label
Burned alive : Giordano Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition, Alberto A Martínez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. The crimes of Giordano Bruno -- Pythagoras and Copernicus -- The moving earth and the fugitive friar -- Prisoner of the Inquisition -- Censured propositions in Bruno's books -- Fire and smoke -- Why the Romans killed Bruno -- 2. Aliens on the moon? -- Kepler announces life in other worlds! -- Campanella imprisoned and tortured -- Bellarmine and the enemies of Bruno -- Galileo in danger -- 3. The enemies of Galileo -- Campanella defends Galileo from prison -- Galileo defends the Pythagorean doctrines again -- Inchofer against the new Pythagoreans -- No life in other worlds, no living earth -- Campanella's exile and death -- 4. Worlds on the moon and the stars -- How heretical, really? -- Bellarmine's innumerable suns -- Critiques after Galileo's death -- Conclusion
Control code
on1041499682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9781780238968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041499682

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