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This quantity brings John Milton's Paradise misplaced into discussion with the demanding situations of cosmology and the realm of Galileo, whom Milton met and well-liked: a universe encompassing house trip, an earth that participates vibrantly within the cosmic dance, and stars which are "world[s] / Of destined habitation." Milton's daring depiction of our universe as in basic terms a small a part of a bigger multiverse permits the elimination of hell from the guts of the earth to a situation within the primordial abyss. during this wide-ranging paintings, Dennis Danielson lucidly unfolds early sleek cosmological debates, enticing not just Galileo but additionally Copernicus, Tycho, Kepler, and the English Copernicans, hence putting Milton at a wealthy crossroads of epic poetry and the background of technology.

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