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Mathematician and Philosopher: The “Celebrated Mlle Ferrand” (1700–1752)

Nina Rattner Gelbart

in Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780300252569
eISBN:
9780300258431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300252569.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the early life of mathematician and philosopher Elisabeth Ferrand. It documents her interest in the sciences from an early age as well as her accomplishment as a mathematician, in ... More


Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France

Nina Rattner Gelbart

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780300252569
eISBN:
9780300258431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300252569.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book presents the stories of six intrepid women of science in eighteenth-century France whose lives and accomplishments — though celebrated in their lifetimes — have been largely written out of ... More


Epilogue

Nina Rattner Gelbart

in Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780300252569
eISBN:
9780300258431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300252569.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter highlights the significance of the work and efforts of six intrepid women to successfully cultivate the sciences. It recalls the challenges they encountered and how they ... More


Introduction: A Sextet of Firsts, Variations on a Theme

Nina Rattner Gelbart

in Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780300252569
eISBN:
9780300258431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300252569.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins with introducing the subject of the book: the six intrepid females who daringly chose to do science, to expand our knowledge of the natural world in diverse disciplines. It also ... More


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