The volume illustrates the various activities of the Jesuit Giambattista Riccioli (1598-1671) as a scientist, theologian, philosopher and man of letters in both local and international cultural and scientific contexts (essays by U. Baldini, A. Dinis. M. T. Borgato, J. Casanovas, F. Bònoli, J. Gapaillard, R. Raffaelli, A. Poppi, C. Preti, D. Aricò, G. Savioli, V. Navarro, A. Fiocca, V. Gavagna, L. Pepe). A documentary appendix presents some unpublished documents. [Publisher's Text]
xviii, 483 p.