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Zinsser, Judith P.

Overview
Works: 55 works in 249 publications in 6 languages and 7,512 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ1587, 305.4094
Publication Timeline
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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 )

76 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 3,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing on the developments, achievements, and changes in women's roles in society, organized within a loose chronology with chapters focusing on women's place and function in society. Topics include the roles of female monarchs and women of the court, the application of the new tools of the Scientific Revolution to prove traditional views of women, the salons and parlors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and wealthy women's contributions to the arts and social services, the impact of city-living and the Industrial Revolution on women's roles and family life, and the emergence, evolution, and impact of the modern feminist movement
History & feminism : a glass half full by Judith P Zinsser( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 817 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 )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 587 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
Men, women, and the birthing of modern science( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 492 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 )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected philosophical and scientific writings by Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly remembered as the mistress of Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet (1706-1749) was a writer in her own right, who published multiple editions of her scientific writings during her lifetime, as well as a translation of Newton's Principia Mathematica that is still the standard edition of that work in French. For this edition, Zinsser has selected key sections from Du Châtelet's published and unpublished works, as well as related correspondence, part of her critique of the Old and New Testaments, and a treatise on happiness
A new partnership : indigenous peoples and the United Nations system by Judith P Zinsser( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of their own. women in Europe from Prehistory to the present by Bonnie S Anderson( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de las mujeres : una historia propia by Bonnie S Anderson( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradiciones heredadas : actitudes hacia las mujeres antes del año 800 - Mujeres campesinas : sosteniendo a las generaciones - Mujeres de las iglesias : el poder de las creyentes - Mujeres de los castillos y señoríos : guardianas de la tierra y del linaje - Mujeres de las ciudades amuralladas : provisoras y compañeras
Emilie Du Châtelet : daring genius of the enlightenment by Judith P Zinsser( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 70 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
Femmes de sciences de l'Antiquité au XIXe siècle réalités et représentations( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce livre se propose de suivre les femmes européennes et américaines dans leur conquête des sciences, depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'au XIXe siècle. Figures et trajectoires de femmes de sciences, méconnues ou laissées-pour-compte, se révèlent au miroir de leurs disciplines et de leurs pratiques. Leurs différents parcours témoignent de la variété des rôles joués par les femmes dans la production et la transmission de la culture scientifique. L'histoire de ce combat révèle également la diversité des stratégies qu'il leur a fallu déployer pour se faire une place dans ce territoire masculin de la connaissance. On découvrira aussi, dans cet ouvrage, les jugements portés sur ces femmes de sciences, par le biais de leurs ambivalences et de leurs contradictions. Tantôt décriées parce que femmes, tantôt admirées pour leurs compétences, elles ont dû âprement gagner leur place dans le sanctuaire du savoir scientifique." [Source : 4e de couv.]
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

Le donne in Europa by Bonnie S Anderson( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Italian and held by 44 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 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les peuples autochtones et le système des Nations Unies : un nouveau partenariat by Judith P Zinsser( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in Europe from prehistory to the present by Bonnie S Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una nueva alianza : los pueblos indígenas y el sistema de las Naciones Unidas by Judith P Zinsser( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine eigene Geschichte by Bonnie S Anderson( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufbruch : vom Absolutismus zur Gegenwart by Bonnie S Anderson( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in Europe from prehistory to the present by Bonnie S Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of their own. women in Europe from Prehistory to the present
Alternative Names
Zinsser, Judith.

Zinsser, Judith P.

Languages
English (141)

German (22)

Spanish (21)

French (11)

Italian (7)

Dutch (1)

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La dame d'esprit : a biography of the Marquise Du ChâteletMen, women, and the birthing of modern scienceSelected philosophical and scientific writingsA new partnership : indigenous peoples and the United Nations systemA history of their own. women in Europe from Prehistory to the presentHistoria de las mujeres : una historia propiaEmilie Du Châtelet : daring genius of the enlightenmentWomen in Europe from prehistory to the present