Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the history of astrology and cultural astronomy published in association with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.

Volume 7, No. 1

Galileo Faces the Inquisition: Tried by the Holy Office at Padua - for Astral Fatalism

Antonino Poppi

Editor's Note: When the Franciscan friar Father Giuseppe Antonino Poppi discovered this material in the Sartori archives at Padua, he had difficulty in believing it. He found it confirmed, however, by two sworn depositions at the State archives in Venice. He reported his findings in 1992 at the quattrocentenary celebrations at Padua, in honour of Galileo assuming the mathematics chair there in 1592. A report appeared in the Italian newspaper La Republica 22nd June 1992 and Poppi's book Cremonini, Galilei et gli Inqusitore del santo a Padova appeared the next year: excerpts from pp. 43 and 51-5 are here used.

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