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

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was one of the most admired astronomers who ever lived and a key figure in the scientific revolution. A defender of Copernicus's sun-centered universe, he famously discovered that planets move in ellipses, and defined the three laws of planetary motion. Perhaps less well known is that in 1615, when Kepler was at the height of his career, his widowed mother Katharina was accused of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Johannes Kepler; Katharina Keplerin; Johannes Kepler; Katharina Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Katharina Keplerin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulinka Rublack
ISBN: 0198736789 9780198736783
OCLC Number: 986672774
Description: xvii, 359 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Katharina's life --
A Lutheran court --
The year of the witches --
Kepler's strategies --
A family responds --
Movements of the soul --
The trial continues --
Other witches --
Katharina's imprisonment --
Kepler's return --
The defence --
The trial ends --
Kepler's dream.
Other Titles: Astronomer and the witch
Responsibility: Ulinka Rublack.

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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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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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