The Lynx and the Telescope: The Parallel Worlds of Cesi and Galileo

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BRILL, Nov 2, 2017 - Science - 540 pages
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The Lynx and the Telescope challenges the traditional interpretation of a programmatic convergence between the visions of Galileo and Cesi’s Academy, while offering a new interpretation of the dynamics that led to the condemnation of Galileo in 1633.
 

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Contents

The Secret of the Eyeglass
1
Parallel Convergences?
25
Fluid Heavens
61
Building a Friendship
103
The Copernican System versus Holy Scripture
153
Book or Theatre?
169
Confronting the New Scenario
221
Relaunching Copernicanism
243
from Marvellous to Unfavourable
300
From the Heavens to the Bowels of the Earth
340
The Immaculate Conception of the Barberini Bees
385
Plants as Compendium of Nature
409
Epilogue
477
Bibliography
485
Index of Names
512
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