The Starry Messenger (1973)

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  • Featuring

    Jacob Bronowski

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


Traces the origin of the Scientific Revolution in the battle between Progress and Dogma, symbolised by the trial of Galileo. The main part of the programme is set in the Italy of Galileo, in particular Venice and Rome, and the conclusion is the reconstruction of Galileo's trial.

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