Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons.
Date: 1632 Place: Florence (Accession num: E2009.44.9)
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Headline: A banned book
Summary: Galileo published the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems in 1632 during a time in which intellectual thought was constrained by the religious beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church, enforced by the Inquisition. Galileo's dialogue favoured Copernican theory and a non Geocentric model of the solar system, which were opposed to the Church's teaching. Galileo was tried and the book was banned.
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