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Passionate Minds

Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment

by David Bodanis

  • 333 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Three Rivers Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History: World,
  • Europe - France,
  • Literary,
  • Scientists - General,
  • History / General,
  • Europe - General,
  • Women

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9713783M
    ISBN 100307237214
    ISBN 109780307237217

    In her new book, PASSIONATE MINDS: Women Rewriting The World, Claudia Roth Pierpont has chronicled the lives of 12 women who have inspired us with their innovative ideas and passionate works writing was the common medium used by all. Pierpont organizes the book into three major categories. Passionate Minds The Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, Featuring the Scientist Emilie Du Châtelet, the Poet Voltaire, Sword Fights, Book Burnings, Assorted Kings, Seditious Verse, and the Birth of the Modern World (Book): Bodanis, David: It was when the poet and philosopher Voltaire met Emilie du Châtelet, a beguiling--and married--aristocrat who would .

    Passionate Minds - The Great Enlightenment Love Affair by David Bodanis A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.   Both fast-paced and profound, Passionate Minds is an intellectual roller-coaster ride that puts the excitement back into the Enlightenment." --Emma Donoghue, author of Slammerkin "This is an absorbing tale based on extensive research, and it takes full advantage of both heroes' propensity for coining quotable witticisms/5().

    Passionate Minds Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment by David Bodanis. ebook. Sign up to save your library. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out.   ‎It was when the poet and philosopher Voltaire met Emilie du Châtelet, a beguiling—and married—aristocrat who would one day popularize Newton’s arcane ideas and pave the way for Einstein’s theories. In an era when women were rarely permitted any serious schooling, this twenty-seven-year-old’s ni 4/5(1).


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“Riveting, moving, often hilarious, Passionate Minds is gritty social history and hard science and romance all rolled into one. Both fast-paced and profound, Passionate Minds is an intellectual roller-coaster ride that puts the excitement back into the Enlightenment.” —Emma Donoghue, author of Slammerkin/5(23).

David Bodanis is the bestselling author of THE SECRET HOUSE and E=MC2, which was turned into a PBS documentary and a Southbank Award-winning ballet at Sadler's Wells.

David also wrote ELECTRIC UNIVERSE, which won the Royal Society Science Book of the Year Prize, and PASSIONATE MINDS, a BBC Book of the Week/5. "Passionate Minds" is the best and most clearly written book I've read on Mme de Chatelet and Voltaire. Many books by specialists on the subject can't appeal to a general audience or capture Mme de Chatelet's life and genius the way this book does.

Intriguing as a biography, but not as historical fiction (the way some have described it)/5(49). Exhaustively researched and knowledgeably sifted, Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World is an incisively engaging work that exhilarates the mind while also extending beyound the mere bland categorization of 'biography' and 'women's studies,' for it stretches quite easily into other academic dimensions: sociology, psychology, history and economics; it is a work that is /5.

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Discover what to read next TIP SHEET. MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE. Passionate Minds. Buy now. Emilie du Chatelet was one of the greatest thinkers of the 18th century, a woman whose work was of vital use to Einstein and who, until now, has been largely ignored by history. Fiercely intellectual and passionate, Emilie’s relationship with Voltaire was as radical as her thinking; only after swordfights, wild.

Passionate Minds: Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment by David Bodanis. Praise “Passionate Minds is both glorious and heartbreaking. For two centuries Emilie du Châtelet has been a quiet heroine, her name rarely invoked outside the science classroom.

Now David Bodanis has not only brought her to life, but also uncovered one of the great love affairs of the eighteenth century.”—Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire“Installs.

Voltaire's Story Revealed in 'Passionate Minds' Voltaire is considered one of the greatest poets of the Enlightenment. But very little was known of his inspirations. Renee Montagne talks to author. Unlock This Study Guide Now.

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