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The Resource Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo : Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy, by Meredith K. Ray

Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo : Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy, by Meredith K. Ray

Label
Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo : Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy
Title
Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo
Title remainder
Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy
Statement of responsibility
by Meredith K. Ray
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
AZU
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Ray, Meredith K
Dewey number
809.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Image bit depth
0
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1-6790
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine
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  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Poetry
  • European literature
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Sociology
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
  • European literature
Summary expansion
This book examines a pivotal moment in the history of science and women's place in it. Meredith Ray offers the first in-depth study and complete English translation of the fascinating correspondence between Margherita Sarrocchi (1560-1617), a natural philosopher and author of the epic poem, Scanderbeide (1623), and famed astronomer, Galileo Galilei. Their correspondence, undertaken soon after the publication of Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius, reveals how Sarrocchi approached Galileo for his help revising her epic poem, offering, in return, her endorsement of his recent telescopic discoveries. Situated against the vibrant and often contentious backdrop of early modern intellectual and academic culture, their letters illustrate, in miniature, that the Scientific Revolution was, in fact, the product of a long evolution with roots in the deep connections between literary and scientific exchanges
Label
Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo : Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy, by Meredith K. Ray
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction -- II. Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy -- Sarrocchi and Galileo in Rome -- Science and the Scanderbeide -- Sarrocchi's Scanderbeide and Galileo's "Enemy Eye" -- The Controversy Over Galileo's "Medicean Stars" -- Reading the Stars -- Diverging Paths -- III. Letters of Margherita Sarrocchi and Galileo (With Three Related Letters)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 98 pages 1 illustration)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137596031
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-59603-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn953142500
Label
Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo : Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy, by Meredith K. Ray
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction -- II. Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy -- Sarrocchi and Galileo in Rome -- Science and the Scanderbeide -- Sarrocchi's Scanderbeide and Galileo's "Enemy Eye" -- The Controversy Over Galileo's "Medicean Stars" -- Reading the Stars -- Diverging Paths -- III. Letters of Margherita Sarrocchi and Galileo (With Three Related Letters)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 98 pages 1 illustration)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137596031
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-59603-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn953142500

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