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Saggiatore2023 marks the four-hundredth anniversary of the publication of Galileo Galilei’s Il Saggiatore, a work on cometary theory that is mostly known for its controversial scientific claims, and for being a turning point of its author’s relations with the Jesuits.
Despite the wealth of literature on Galilei, and the publication of a critical edition in 2005 (ed. by O. Besomi, and M. Helbing), many aspects of Il Saggiatore remain understudied or need to be reconsidered in light of recent research.

To this purpose, the journal Galilaeana. Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Science invites article proposals for a monograph issue on Il Saggiatore and its legacies. Article proposals are welcome on any aspect of the work, its intellectual context and its reception.

Deadline for submission: 31 March 2022

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