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The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for His Mother

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n extraordinary and moving account of the astronomer Johannes Kepler's long struggle to protect his mother from execution as a witchAn intense family drama that takes us to the heart of Kepler's changing worldBrings to life a small Lutheran community in the centre of Europe at the height of the witch-crazeOffers a fascinating glimpse into Kepler's world view, on the cusp between Reformation and scientific revolution

Author: Rublack Ulinka
Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 359
ISBN: 9780198736776
Cover: Hardback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2015

Ulinka Rublack is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College. She is author of The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for His Mother (2015), an Observer Book of the Year, editor of the Oxford History of the Protestant Reformations (2016) and Hans Holbein, The Dance of Death (2016), a Spectator Book of the Year. She was awarded the Bainton prize for her landmark study Dressing Up: Culture Identity in Renaissance Europe (2010).

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