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The Astronomer And The Witch

Author : Ulinka Rublack
ISBN : 9780191056451
Genre : History
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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-centred 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 witchcraft. The proceedings led to a criminal trial that lasted six years, with Kepler conducting his mother's defence. In The Astronomer and the Witch, Ulinka Rublack pieces together the tale of this extraordinary episode in Kepler's life, one which takes us to the heart of his changing world. First and foremost an intense family drama, the story brings to life the world of a small Lutheran community in the centre of Europe at a time of deep religious and political turmoil - a century after the Reformation, and on the threshold of the Thirty Years' War. Kepler's defence of his mother also offers us a fascinating glimpse into the great astronomer's world view, on the cusp between Reformation and scientific revolution. While advancing rational explanations for the phenomena which his mother's accusers attributed to witchcraft, Kepler nevertheless did not call into question the existence of magic and witches. On the contrary, he clearly believed in them. And, as the story unfolds, it appears that there were moments when even Katharina's children struggled to understand what their mother had done...

Die Reformation In Europa

Author : Ulinka Rublack
ISBN : IND:30000094656133
Genre : Reformation
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Keplers Traum Vom Mond

Author : Ludwig Guenther (of Fürstenwalde.)
ISBN : HARVARD:32044019272533
Genre : Astronomy
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Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae

Author : Johannes Kepler
ISBN : GENT:900000070943
Genre : Astronomy
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Imagining The Witch

Author : Laura Kounine
ISBN : 9780192524812
Genre : History
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Imagining the Witch explores emotions, gender, and selfhood through the lens of witch-trials in early modern Germany. Witch-trials were clearly a gendered phenomenon, but witchcraft was not a uniquely female crime. While women constituted approximately three quarters of those tried for witchcraft in the Holy Roman Empire, a significant minority were men. Witchcraft was also a crime of unbridled passion: it centred on the notion that one person's emotions could have tangible and deadly physical consequences. Yet it is also true that not all suspicions of witchcraft led to a formal accusation, and not all witch-trials led to the stake. Indeed, just over half the total number put on trial for witchcraft in early modern Europe were executed. In order to understand how early modern people imagined the witch, we must first begin to understand how people understood themselves and each other; this can help us to understand how the witch could be a member of the community, living alongside their accusers, yet inspire such visceral fear. Through an examination of case studies of witch-trials that took place in the early modern Lutheran duchy of Württemberg in southwestern Germany, Laura Kounine examines how the community, church, and the agents of the law sought to identify the witch, and the ways in which ordinary men and women fought for their lives in an attempt to avoid the stake. The study further explores the visual and intellectual imagination of witchcraft in this period in order to piece together why witchcraft could be aligned with such strong female stereotypes on the one hand, but also be imagined as a crime that could be committed by any human, whether young or old, male or female. By moving beyond stereotypes of the witch, Imagining the Witch argues that understandings of what constituted witchcraft and the 'witch' appear far more contested and unstable than has previously been suggested. It also suggests new ways of thinking about early modern selfhood which moves beyond teleological arguments about the development of the 'modern' self. Indeed, it is the trial process itself that created the conditions for a diverse range of people to reflect on, and give meaning, to emotions, gender, and the self in early modern Lutheran Germany.

Kepler S Witch

Author : James A. Connor
ISBN : 9780061737428
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler – 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer – reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter, Connor's book brings to life the tidal forces of Reformation, Counter–Reformation, and social upheaval. Johannes Kepler, who discovered the three basic laws of planetary motion, was persecuted for his support of the Copernican system. After a neighbour accused his mother of witchcraft, Kepler quit his post as the Imperial mathematician to defend her. James Connor tells Kepler's story as a pilgrimage, a spiritual journey into the modern world through war and disease and terrible injustice, a journey reflected in the evolution of Kepler's geometrical model of the cosmos into a musical model, harmony into greater harmony. The leitmotif of the witch trial adds a third dimension to Kepler's biography by setting his personal life within his own times. The acts of this trial, including Kepler's letters and the accounts of the witnesses, although published in their original German dialects, had never before been translated into English. Echoing some of Dava Sobel's work for Galileo's Daughter, Connor has translated the witch trial documents into English. With a great respect for the history of these times and the life of this man, Connor's accessible story illuminates the life of Kepler, the man of science, but also Kepler, a man of uncommon faith and vision.

Galileos Tochter

Author : Dava Sobel
ISBN : 9783827072375
Genre : Nature
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Celeste ging bereits als junges Mädchen ins Kloster. Über hundert Briefe an den Vater sind erhalten und zeigen einen Galileo, wie wir ihn nicht kennen: voller Mut, die Wahrheiten, auf die er stieß, zu erklären. Sobel versteht es meisterlich, die Stimmen von Galileo und seiner Tochter in ihre Erzählung einzuweben. Und sie führt uns die wohl dramatischste Konfrontation von Kirche und Wissenschaft vor Augen, die es in der Geschichte gegeben hat.

Kepler S Somnium

Author : Johannes Kepler
ISBN : 0486432823
Genre : Science
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Both a scientific treatise on lunar astronomy and a science-fiction story about a voyage to the moon, Kepler's Somnium went unrecognized for centuries. This edition presents a full translation from the original Latin.

Der Tag An Dem Das Ufo Vom Himmel Fiel

Author : David Halperin
ISBN : 9783641100452
Genre : Fiction
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Nur unsere Träume können uns retten Der junge Danny Shapiro hat es nicht leicht: Sein Vater behandelt ihn wie einen Fremden, seine Mutter zieht sich in ihre Krankheit zurück, und sein Zuhause vermittelt ihm das Gefühl, eingesperrt zu sein. Doch dann kommt die Nacht des 20.12.1969: Ein UFO fällt vom Himmel – und für Danny ist nichts mehr so, wie es war. Aber hat er das UFO wirklich gesehen? Danny begibt sich auf eine abenteuerliche Reise und trifft dabei nicht nur auf Außerirdische, sondern auch auf ein wunderschönes Mädchen. Dabei vermischen sich Realität und Fantasie so sehr, dass er selbst nicht mehr weiß, in welcher Welt er eigentlich lebt. Aber mehr und mehr begreift er: Er muss erst den Umweg durch seine Fantasiewelt nehmen, um sich dem realen Leben stellen zu können und vielleicht auch ein kleines Stück vom Glück für sich zu erobern ...

Was Die Welt Im Innersten Zusammenh Lt

Author : Johannes Kepler
ISBN : 3865390153
Genre : Astronomy
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Die Sterne sind nur der Vater Deines Schicksals. Die Mutter ist Deine eigene Seele.

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