EBOOK or PDF (Emilie Du Chatelet) ↠ Judith P. Zinsser
E Regency and Louis XV s court at Versailles took up much of her time as she had to arrange promotions for her husband and son and see to her daughter s marriage her families states and businesses maintain her tat among the freuently vicious atmosphere of the nobles plying favor and keep up correspondence with royalty and friends alike She could have spent her life in frivolity dressing herself laborately multiple times a day visiting palaces attending the theater gambling and taking part in the salons of the haute noblesse but she fell in love with Voltaire and turned away from the life of Paris to retreat to the countryside and live a life of the mind and join the Republic of Letters The staggering amount of detail that Zinsser has included is never boring and she pieces together the lements of a life that was sidelined throughout history in favor of telling a conventional tale of a rich woman consumed by lust and masuerading as a woman of intelligence Even if you don t remember much about Voltaire from your high school history classes if you love history and particularly women s contributions to it you will njoy this biography This is one of the first history books I ve read by a female historian at least that I can specifically remember Notable because Zinsser s storytelling Du Ch telet s included details and snark that I can t see a male historian writingI picked this book up because it s a time period that interests me and the summary said that Emilie was Voltaire s lover Oh l l she was so much In this book Judith P Zinsser introduces us to one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers whose writings and translations helped advance science and math She also xplains why Du Ch telet was brilliant without any understanding of physics reuired by the reader Even though I know I won t
understand the sciencethe science math I now want to read Du Ch telet for myself I definitely recommend this biography Excellent Run to not walk to nearest library or bookstore Just as the Maruise Du Chatelet balanced the duties of noble society with science Ms Zinsser balances in the telling I could only shake my head that we miss so much of the really amazing history of humanity as we continue to ignore remarkable women like Du Chatelet Amazing life great book. Cting a highly visible affair with a commoner writing philosophical works and translating Newton's Principia while pregnant by a younger lover With the sweep of Galileo's Daughter Emilie Du Châtelet captures the charm glamour and brilliance of this magnetic woman. .
I couldn t finish this well written carefully researched biography
Zinsser uses a lot of background descriptonsl as well as a lot of stories about Voltaire t al to fleshuses a lot of background descriptonsl as well as a lot of stories about Voltaire Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose et al to flesh the limited material about Chatelet Starting with three introductions she presents an interesting discussion of the choices we have in representing a life Herffort to discover what facilitated this apparently frivolous aristocrat to become a scholar of note while unconvincing got me thinking about how subtle the forces that turn a life on one direction or another can be I got impatient however looking for a thorough discussion of her ideas and her intellectual accomplishments I commend the author for taking the time to research the life of Emilie Du Chatelet and the lives of those in her circle Zinsser prefaces the book in stating that much of Du Chatelet s life is unknown until after she was 30 or so So while this is by no means the authors fault I can t say that I wasn t disappointed Zinsser compensates for this loss by describing what life in 18th century France was like for the class that Du Chatelet was a part of and speculates what her life might have been like based off of information from her parents lives and goods More xplicit details of Du Chatelet s live occupy the remaining two thirds of the bookTo sum up Zinsser does her best to paint a
Detailed Picture Of Whatpicture of what Chatelet s life was like with the scattered and sparse information recorded about her You will nd up learning much about Voltaire the big players in physics during 18th century France and Europe and life of nobility in France during this time The Enlightenment was a period of great intellectual growth and independence and much of what we believe today about democracy and society come form thsi time period One gets the feeling that veryone in hte 18th century sat around at legant salons and talked about philosophy and science but of course the slaons were only for a priveleged few and the Enlightenment may have a been period of great growth for many wealthy men but the participation of women was much limited and amb The most interesting part of this bookMy professor wrote this while I was in her Women in History class Much better than my Women in Art history class Anyway we would get our papers due dates pushe. The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind Although today she is best known for her fifteen year liaison with Voltaire Gabrielle Emilie le Tonneli. D back often because of her chapter deadlines So it was great for us Reading the book its interesting to see now
where she wouldshe would influences in lectureVery cool lady helped discover and invent calculus scientist translated Newton to French lover of Voltaire poet mother countess and socialite of Louis XIIII s court History demands her Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) entitlement herrasure from history almost violent A scientist and scholarwith a life full of color Emilie du Ch telet Genius of the Enlightenment An interesting if genuinely sad biography of the Maruise Du Chatelet noblewoman lover of Voltaire whom it turns out was uite the handful and mathematical savant whose work on the theories of
Leibniz And Newton Provided Franceand Newton provided France its first comprehensible translations of some of the most fundamental treatises in physics Shackled by her culture she still managed to make a significant contribution to its sciences I take heart in knowing she could not have wished for a thorough and thoroughly mpathetic biographer A decent read but not nearly as compelling as the other biography I recently read about Emilie du Chatelet David Bodanis s Passionate Minds Zinsser s research appears as deep as Bodanis s but it seems the two biographers arrived
at different conclusions after looking at the same vidence Both agree that a great disservice has been done to Dudifferent conclusions after looking at the same Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, evidence Both agree that a great disservice has been done to Du s memory in that she is most notably remembered as the great Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire s lover Both agree that Du Chatelet was the not only a premiere intellectual mind among her own gender but was one of the most brilliant minds of her generation farxceeding Voltaire in her capacity to comprehend the most challenging uestions of her time Where the two biograp Another great book although progress was much slower because of all the scientific and philosophical ideas presented Emilie du Chatelet was a philosopher in her own right not merely Voltaire s married well connected mistress In fact Voltaire owed a lot of his success to her She was a noblewoman with royal access a brilliant mind and ardent devotion Her passions were science and mathematics and she did not shy away from writing down and publishing her views of the great debates of the day on metaphysics physics and religion Her life as a courtier in the time of th. Er de Breteuil Maruise Du Châtelet 1706 1749 was than a great man's mistress After marrying a maruis at the age of ighteen she proceeded to fulfill the prescribed and delightfully frivolous role of a French noblewoman of her time But she also challenged it condu.