Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius” (CLICK HERE for it)
This 2004 book by William Shea and Mariano Artigas, published by Oxford University Press, discusses Galileo in the framework of the six trips he took to Rome in his lifetime. A focus of the book is his relationship with Maffeo Barbarini, who became Pope Urban VIII, and how Barbarini’s support for Galileo turned to opposition and anger (CLICK HERE to continue).
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