By Ulinka Rublack
that lasted six years, with Kepler undertaking his mother's defence.
In The Astronomer and the Witch, Ulinka Rublack items jointly the story of this amazing episode in Kepler's lifestyles, one that takes us to the center of his altering global. initially an extreme relations drama, the tale brings to lifestyles the area of a small Lutheran group within the centre of Europe at a time of deep non secular and political turmoil - a century after the Reformation, and at the threshold of the Thirty Years' War.
Kepler's defence of his mom additionally bargains us a desirable glimpse into the good astronomer's international view, at the cusp among Reformation and medical revolution. whereas advancing rational causes for the phenomena which his mother's accusers attributed to witchcraft, Kepler however didn't name into query the lifestyles of magic and witches. to the contrary, he basically believed in them. And, because the tale unfolds, it seems that there have been moments while even Katharina's
children questioned even if their mom particularly did don't have anything to hide...
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The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for his Mother by Ulinka Rublack