首頁外文書人文科普 〉The Astronomer & the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for his Mother
商品訊息
作者書籍
The Astronomer & the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for his Mother

The Astronomer & the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for his Mother


作者  /  Ulinka Rublack

出版社 / OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, USA

出版日期 / 2015/12/22

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 精裝

定價 / NT$1,050

售價 / 9折, NT$ 945

※ 無庫存


The Astronomer & the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for his Mother 其它優惠/消息


introduction all_character


內容簡介

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 trialthat lasted six years, with Kepler conducting his mothers defence. In The Astronomer and the Witch, Ulinka Rublack pieces together the tale of this extraordinary episode in Keplers 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. Keplers defence of his mother also offers us a fascinating glimpse into the great astronomers world view, on the cusp between Reformation and scientific revolution. While advancing rational explanations for the phenomena which his mothers 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 Katharinaschildren struggled to understand what their mother had done...







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681285542003
ISBN 13 /9780198736776
ISBN 10 /0198736770
EAN /9780198736776

頁數272
尺寸23.6X16.3X2.3CM
裝訂精裝
級別
語言英文
成份




Share/Save/Bookmark

查看全台書店有無此商品