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Editorial Reviews


"[A] valuable contribution to Galileo studies." Sheila J. Rabin, St. Peter's College, Sixteenth Century Journal

"This is an excellent anthology of original essays...It is essential for specialists and useful for anyone wanting to learn more about Galileo's work." Isis

"[Renn] is to be congratulated for offering the reader such a collection of important essays." Renaissance Quarterly

"This is not only a book that demands attention because of its great scholarly work on Galileo, but it also presents some pertinent historiographical issues." Seventeenth Century News

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A survey of recent attempts to dispel the myth of Galileo as isolated pioneer, and to instead explore the intellectual, cultural and social contexts that substantially shaped Galilean science. In particular attention is paid to the influence of contemporary engineer-scientists on Galilean experimental physics, the influence of artists on the visual respresentation techniques used in Galilean astronomy, and the power structures of Galileo's day and their influence on his career and the way in which scientific information was organised and communicated in Early Modern Europe.

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