The breakdown of Galileo’s Roman network: Crisis and community, ca. 1633

@article{Findlen2017TheBO,
  title={The breakdown of Galileo’s Roman network: Crisis and community, ca. 1633},
  author={P. Findlen and Hannah Marcus},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={326 - 352}
}
Rome has long been central to the story of Galileo’s life and scientific work. Through an analysis of the metadata of Galileo’s surviving letters, combined with a close reading of the letters themselves, we discuss how Galileo used correspondence to build a Roman network. Galileo initially assembled this network around the members of the Lincean Academy, a few carefully nurtured relationships with important ecclesiastics, and the expertise of well positioned Tuscan diplomats in the Eternal City… Expand
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