Galileo’s Dialogue Sparks Controversy

Galileo's Dialogue, Title Page

Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published on this date in 1632. Galileo was convicted of heresy for the book, which was subsequently placed on the Index of Forbidden Books. It was not removed from this index until 1835. Read Thomas Salusbury’s 1661 translation here:
http://archimedes.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/cgi-bin/toc/toc.cgi?step=thumb&dir=galil_syste_065_en_1661

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