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Zinsser, Judith P.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 207 publications in 5 languages and 6,417 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ1587, 305.4094
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Most widely held works by Judith P Zinsser
A history of their own : women in Europe from prehistory to the present by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
41 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 3,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines women in the noble courts, middle, upper, and working classes, and salons in the cities of the modern era
History & feminism : a glass half full by Judith P Zinsser ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As one twentieth-century historian described it, "the subject matter of history is always men in the midst of other men - men in collectives and groups." Simply put, until the late 1960s women were not viewed as an integral part of the historical record. The few who did appear had predictable roles as the mothers and daughters, wives and mistresses of famous men. Extraordinary figures like the queens of sixteenth-century Europe or the nineteenth-century reformers in the United States, though praised for having taken on male roles, still could not escape patronizing phrases and denigrating stereotypes. Not only was history the study of "man", but the profession itself had a skewed definition. The writing of history seemed a masculine prerogative, the historian a "gentleman scholar" mediating between the past and the present." "In this first full-length study of the impact of feminism on history, Judith P. Zinsser traces the ways in which self-declared feminist scholars have worked since the early 1970s to present "the other half of history." They created a new field - the study of women - and a new perspective - gender. Zinsser vividly conjures up the heady excitement of the first women's history programs, as well as the protracted struggles over access to and equal status in faculty departments, scholarly publications, and professional organizations such as the American Historical Association. Feminist scholars have, in fact, forced the inclusion of women as fully participating members of the profession and the academy. Zinsser also writes about feminist initiatives outside of colleges and universities. She gives the first detailed account of the most influential of these "grassroots" initiatives, the National Women's History Project. In surveying the impact of all that has changed and all that has remained the same, Zinsser concludes that for feminist historians it appears to be a question of "a glass half full or a glass half empty.""--Jacket
La dame d'esprit : a biography of the Marquise Du Châtelet by Judith P Zinsser ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only woman of the Enlightenment to be recognized for her genius, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil was born to the highest circles of the French aristocracy, married a marquis at the age of eighteen, and indulged in all the pleasures of her class. Then, at 27, defying convention, she became the mistress of Voltaire, embarking on an extraordinary and transformative intellectual journey as his patroness, lover and companion. Historian Zinsser explores how she transformed herself from courtier, wife, and mother into one of the leading intellects of the French Enlightenment, an accomplished mathematician, physicist, translator, and author of original works of philosophy and science. At the end of her life, pregnant by a young new lover, she raced to complete her translation and commentary on Newton's Principia. By bringing this singular woman to life with style and wit, Zinsser at last gives this revolutionary her due.--From publisher description
Selected philosophical and scientific writings by Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet ( )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men, women, and the birthing of modern science ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Men, Women, and the Birthing of Modern Science traces the division of natural philosophy into the modern categories of philosophy and science and the gradual marginalization of women as intellectuals. Here, ten scholars of gender, women's history, and the history of philosophy and science write on these twin themes, allowing the opportunity for cross-cultural analysis and yielding insights into the history of both science and women."--Jacket
Emilie Du Châtelet : rewriting Enlightenment philosophy and science ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new partnership : indigenous peoples and the United Nations system by Judith P Zinsser ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emilie Du Châtelet : daring genius of the enlightenment by Judith P Zinsser ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At eighteen, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet (1706-1749) married a nobleman and proceeded to do what was expected of French noblewomen of her time: bear children, advance her husband's career, and display herself at Versailles. But in the course of her short life, Du Châtelet would also conduct a fifteen-year liaison with the controversial (and lowborn) philosopher Voltaire, write her own philosophical works, and translate Newton's pioneering work the Principia." -- back cover
A history of their own. women in Europe from Prehistory to the present by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia de las mujeres : una historia propia by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women in early modern and modern Europe by Judith P Zinsser ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of their own : women in Europe from prehistory to the present by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine eigene Geschichte : Frauen in Europa by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine eigene Geschichte by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les peuples autochtones et le système des Nations Unies : un nouveau partenariat by Judith P Zinsser ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in French and Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le donne in Europa by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aufbruch : vom Absolutismus zur Gegenwart by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verschüttete Spuren : Frühgeschichte bis 18. Jahrhundert by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of their own. women in Europe from prehistory to the present by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine eigene Geschichte by Bonnie S Anderson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Zinsser, Judith P.
Languages
English (124)
German (22)
Spanish (11)
Italian (6)
French (5)
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