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Judith P. Zinsser

Emilie Du Chatelet

Daring Genius of the Enlightenment

€ 17.95

Documents the life of the French Enlightenment-era intellectual, from her aristocratic youth and controversial choice to become the mistress of Voltaire to her mathematical and scientific achievements and work as a translator of Newton. Originally published as La Dame D`Esprit. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Prologue: 1749 1
PART I: DECEMBER 1706 JUNE 1735
Chapter 1. The Families: Daughter and Wife
13
Daughter to the Baron de Breteuil
Daughter to Gabrielle Anne de Froullay, Baronne de Breteuil
A New Hypothesis
Betrothal and Marriage to the Marquis Du Ch let-Lomont
Family and Children
Households and Finances
`Les Choses Frivoles`
Victor Esprit
Chapter 2. The Republic of Letters: The Prodigy
62
The Meeting
The Prodigy and the Mathematicians
The Courtship: 1733-34
Voltaire in Danger: April 1734
The Decision: June 1735
PART II: JULY 1735 MARCH 1741
Chapter 3 . `Mon Acad e`: Ch laine of Cirey
105
The Duties of a Ch laine
`Paradise on Earth`
`Storms in Paradise`
Collaboration on the Trait e m physique
Co-author of the Elements de la philosophic de Newton
Chapter 4. An Independent Reputation: G e and Physicien
152
Experiments with Fire
Publication in the Republic of Letters
Institutions de Physique
Challenges and Victory
PART III: APRIL 1741 SEPTEMBER 1749
Chapter 5. Philosophe and Courtier: `Uranie` and Breteuil Du Ch let
199
Challenges of New Varieties: 1741-42
Recognition as a Philosophe: `Uranie`
The Examens de la Bible
A Courtier at Versailles and Fontainebleau
Success for the Family: Breteuil Du Ch let
Advancing Voltaire`s Career and Winning the Prize
Chapter 6. The Woman of Passions and the Historians: `La Divine Emilie`
240
Translating Newton`s Principia
Voltaire`s Changes of Heart
The Commentaire on Newton`s `System of the World`
From Versailles to Sceaux to Lun le
The Grand Passion of a Lifetime
`To Risk All for All`
Death and Memory
Epilogue: 2006 286
Acknowledgments 293
Notes 296
Bibliography 352
Index 366
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Paperback / softback
376 pagina's
Januari 2007
371 gram
213 x 140 x 27 mm
Penguin Group USA us

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