Readership: Readers interested in the history of science, in Galileo and his discoveries, and the ongoing debate on science and religion; students of history of science, seventeenth-century history
and the scientific revolution, cultural studies, religion and science, the Inquisition.
Mark Davie has taught Italian at the Universities of Liverpool and Exeter. He has published studies on various aspects of Italian literature, mainly in the period from Dante to the Renaissance, and has edited Tasso's The Liberation of Jerusalem, tr. Max Wickert, for Oxford World's Classics. He is particularly interested in
the relations between learned and popular culture, and between Latin and the vernacular, in Italy in the Renaissance.
William R. Shea is the author of several books including Galileo's Intellectual Revolution (Macmillan, 1972), Galileo in Rome (OUP, 2003), and Galileo Observed (Science History, 2006), the last two co-authored with Mariano Artigas.
"includes substantial explanatory notes and a useful introduction, but what really brings it alive is the readable modern language of the translations ... it makes [Galileo's] ideas accessible ... and available to a much wider audience." - Astronomy and Geophysics
"This book is an absolute joy." - The Observatory
"Includes substantial explanatory notes and a useful introduction, but what really brings it alive is the readable modern language of the translations ... it makes [Galileo's] ideas accessible ... and available to a much wider audience." - Astronomy and Geophysics
A Chronology of Galileo
A Sidereal Message
Letters on the Sunspots
From the Third Letter
Science and Religion
Letter to Don Benedetto Castelli
Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
Letter from Cardinal Bellarmine to Paolo Antonio Foscarini
Observations on the Copernican Theory
From The Assayer
Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems
From the Second Day
From the Third Day
Two New Sciences
From the First Day
From the Third Day