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

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView 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: Biography
Named Person: Johannes Kepler
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ulinka Rublack
ISBN: 9780198736776 0198736770 9780191056444 0191056448
OCLC Number: 1039083721
Notes: Restricted admission to print
Description: 1 online resource (392 pages) : illustrations
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
Other Titles: Astronomer and the witch

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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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