Il manoscritto ACDF, Index, Protocolli, vol. EE, f. 291r-v

Rafael Martínez

In the Archive of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith a document has recently been found which seems to contain a doctrinal opinion concerning the anonymous accusation against Galileo's atomism that Pietro Redondi discovered and published in 1983. The present paper is a transcription of the new document, together with explanatory notes. The introduction describes the manuscript and offers some hypotheses concerning the circumstances of its composition and its author, whom we believe to be Mechior Inchofer. The question of the origin and motivation of the original accusation against Galileo's atomism is also addressed.


1. Introduzione.

1.1. L'Archivio della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede e il Caso Galileo.

1.2. Il manoscritto EE 291.

1.3. Contenuto di EE 291.

1.4. Circostanze della composizione di EE 291.

1.5. L'autore di EE 291: Melchior Inchofer?

1.6. EE 291 e le circostanze della composizione di G3.

2. Trascrizione.

3. Versione italiana e note.