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

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First published in paperbackView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Katharina Keplerin; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Katharina Keplerin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulinka Rublack
ISBN: 9780198736783 0198736789
OCLC Number: 1015875705
Notes: Originally published: 2015. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xxxii, 359 Seiten. : Illustrationen. ; 22 cm.
Contents: TIMELINE OF JOHANNES KEPLER'S LIFE, 1571-1620; NOTE ON DATES; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; MAPS; PROLOGUE; NOTES; FURTHER READING AND VIEWING; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX
Other Titles: Astronomer and the witch.
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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