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The astronomer and the witch : Johannes Kepler's fight for his mother

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Map : English : First published in paperback
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The extraordinary tale of Johannes Kepler, one of the most admired astronomers of all time, and the six long years spent defending his mother from her neighbours' accusations of witchcraft. A story  Read more...

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Named Person: Katharina Kepler; Johannes Kepler
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Map, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulinka Rublack
ISBN: 9780198736783 0198736789 9780198736776 0198736770
OCLC Number: 1020573693
Notes: Originally published: 2015. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xxxii, 359 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 22 cm
Contents: Timeline of Johannes Kepler's LIfe ; 1. Introduction ; 2. A Lutheran Court ; 3. The Year of the Witches ; 4. Kepler's Strategies ; 5. A Family Responds ; 6. Movements of the Soul ; 7. The Trial Continues ; 8. Other Witches ; 9. Katherina's Imprisonment ; 10. Kepler's Return ; 11. The Defence ; 12. The Trial Ends ; 13. Kepler's Dream ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Further Reading ; Index
Responsibility: Ulinka Rublack.

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In 1615, an illiterate widow is accused of witchcraft in a German town. Her son, the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler, conducts her defence in a trial that drags on for six years. In this Read more...

 
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