Galileo - Dealing with the Roman Censor

By the following spring, after Tuscany was no longer severely threatened by the plague, Galileo could once again communicate with Rome.  He desperately wanted the Pope, and other church leaders, to approve his Dialogues which could not be widely published without Rome’s approval.

Galileo heard that Pope Urban liked his work, but it is possible the Pope never read the Dialogues.  One thing was certain: Galileo had not heard from Rome’s censor.  Is that because he disapproved of Galileo’s findings and writings?  Would they all soon be banned?

Media Credits

Clip from "Galileo's Battle for the Heavens," a NOVA Production by Green Umbrella, LTD for WGBH/Boston (in association with Channel 4).  Copyright 2002 - WGBH Educational Foundation, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the 2002 program.   Online, courtesy NOVA and YouTube.

Transcript of entire program online, courtesy NOVA.

Written and Produced by:
David Axelrod

Directed by:
Peter Jones

Narrated by:

Liev Schreiber

Simon Callow - Galileo
Laura Nardi - Maria Celeste
John Fraser - the Inquisitor
Alexa Jago - Voice of Maria Celeste
Cornelius Garrett - Voices of the Ambassador and Castelli




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