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Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642

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Online you will find a number of biographies, primary sources and exhibits. Here is a partial listing to get you started as a well as a select bibliography.

Galileo Galilei
(Catholic Encyclopedia)
Galileo Galilei (NASA)

The Crime of Galileo: Indictment and Abjuration of 1633

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
(full text)
The Galileo Affair
Galileo and the Telescope
The Galileo Project
Galileo's Letter to Dutchess Christina of Tuscany



Bedini, Silvio A. The Pulse of Time: Galileo Galilei, the Determination of Longitude, and the Pendulum Clock. 1991.
Biagioli, Mario. Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism. University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Blackwell, Richard J. Galileo, Bellarmine, and the Bible. University of Notre Dame Press, 1992.
Clavelin, Maurice. The Natural Philosophy of Galileo: Essay on the Origins and Formation of Classical Mechanics. 1974.
Coelho, Victor, ed. Music and Science in the Age of Galileo. 1992.
Cooper, Lane. Aristotle, Galileo and the Tower of Pisa. 1972.
D'Elia, Pasquale. Galileo in China: Relations Through the Roman College Between Galileo and the Jesuit Scientist-Missionaries (1610-1640). 1960.
Drake, Stillman. Galileo. Oxford University Press, 1980.
________. Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography. Dover, 1995.
________. Galileo: Pioneer Scientist.  University of Toronto Press, 1990.
________. Galileo Studies: Personality, Tradition, and Revolution. University of Michigan Press, 1970.
Fahie, J. J. Memorials of Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642. 1929.
Fantoli, Annibale. Galileo: For Copernicanism and for the Church. University of Notre Dame Press, 1994..
Feldhay, Rivka. Galileo and the Church: Political Inquisition or Critical Dialogue? Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Finocchiaro, Maurice A. Galileo and the Art of Reasoning: Rhetorical Foundations of Logic and Scientific Method. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1980.
________. The Galileo Affair. vol. 1. University of California Press, 1990.
Golino, ed. Galileo Reappraised. University of California Press, 1966.
Koyré, Alexandre. Galileo Studies. 1978.
Langford, Jerome J. Galileo, Science, and the Church. University of Michigan Press, 1992.
Machamer, Peter, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Galileo. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Maffioli, Cesare S. Out of Galileo: The Science of Waters, 1628-1718. 1994.
McMullin, Ernan, ed. Galileo, Man of Science. 1988.
Moss, Jean Dietz. Novelties in the Heavens: Rhetoric and Science in the Copernican Controversy. 1993.
Panofsky, Erwin. Galileo as a Critic of the Arts. 1954.
Pitt, Joseph C. Galileo, Human Knowledge, and the Book of Nature: Method Replaces Metaphysics. 1992.
Redondi, Pietro. Galileo Heretic. Princeton University Press, 1987.
Reston, James, Jr. Galileo. Beard Books, 2000.
Santillana, Giorgio de. The Crime of Galileo. University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Segre, Michael. In the Wake of Galileo. Rutgers University Press, 1991.
Shapere, Dudley. Galileo: A Philosophical Study. 1974.
Shea, William R. Galileo's Intellectual Revolution: Middle Period, 1610-1632, 2nd ed. 1977.
Westfall, Richard S. Essays on the Trial of Galileo. University of Notre Dame Press, 1989.

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