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Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism

Informed by currents in sociology, cultural anthropology, and literary theory, Galileo, Courtier is neither a biography nor a conventional history of science. In the court of the Medicis and the Vatican, Galileo fashioned both his career and his science to the demands of patronage and its complex systems of wealth, power, and prestige. Biagioli argues that Galileo’s courtly role was integral to his science—the questions he chose to examine, his methods, even his conclusions.

Galileo, Courtier is a fascinating cultural and social history of science highlighting the workings of power, patronage, and credibility in the development of science.

Year: 1993
Edition: Paperback ed., [Nachdr.].
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Language: english
Pages: 402 / 417
ISBN 10: 0226045609
ISBN 13: 9780226045603
Series: Science and Its Conceptual Foundations
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