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Montucla, Jean Etienne 1725-1799

Overview
Works: 210 works in 564 publications in 4 languages and 2,696 library holdings
Genres: History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Miscellanea  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, csn, Arranger, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: F597, 510.9
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Most widely held works by Jean Etienne Montucla
Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( )

37 editions published between 1784 and 2000 in French and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second edition published in Dublin followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a continental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the west (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution and stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. The book proved and remained immensely popular. The profits did not come soon enough for him, however. He died in poverty on January 31, 1780 in London. In the 20th century, the reliability of Carver's narrative has been debated by scholars; examination of Carver's manuscript journal establishes that it differs in important respects from the published version. More recent research points to the conclusion that while Carver actually made the tour he describes, he suppressed the fact that he performed it as a hired agent of Royal Governor Major Robert Rogers, rather than on his own responsibility. E.G. Bourne, in a 1906 essay published in the American Historical Review, summarized his view of Carver's book: "Scholars are in general agreement that much of the work in this volume is an abridgement or adaptation of historical writings by Charlevoix, Adair, and La Hontan. Entire chapters read as near verbatim text from one or more of these other authors."
Histoire des recherches sur la quadrature du cercle, avec une addition concernant les problèmes de la duplication du cube et de la trisection de l'angle by Jean Etienne Montucla( )

28 editions published between 1754 and 1831 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des mathématiques by Jean Etienne Montucla( Book )

37 editions published between 1758 and 1968 in French and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des Mathematiques by Jean Etienne Montucla( )

12 editions published between 1798 and 1902 in French and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoire à consulter et consultation. Par M. de C**** by Jean Etienne Montucla( )

3 editions published in 1790 in French and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreations in mathematics and natural philosophy by Jacques Ozanam( Book )

17 editions published between 1803 and 1814 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreations in science and natural philosophy by Jacques Ozanam( Book )

12 editions published between 1844 and 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreations in mathematics and natural philosophy by Jacques Ozanam( Book )

4 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quadrature of the circle, the square root of two, and the right-angled triangle by William Alexander Myers( Book )

8 editions published between 1873 and 1874 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des mathématiques, dans laquelle on rend compte de leurs progrès depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours by Jean Etienne Montucla( Book )

20 editions published between 1758 and 2018 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des mathematiques by Jean Etienne Montucla( Book )

14 editions published between 1758 and 1968 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des mathematiques by Jean Etienne Montucla( Book )

12 editions published between 1802 and 1968 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des mathematiques by Jean Etienne Montucla( Book )

10 editions published between 1802 and 1968 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des recherches sur la quadrature du cercle by Jean Etienne Montucla( Book )

10 editions published between 1754 and 1986 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreations in mathematics and natural philosophy by Jacques Ozanam( Book )

5 editions published between 1840 and 1854 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des mathematiques by Jean Etienne Montucla( Book )

5 editions published between 1758 and 1968 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de pieces concernant l'inoculation de la petite vérole, & propres à en prouver la sécurité & l'utilité by Jean Etienne Montucla( Book )

3 editions published in 1756 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
C. G. F 1725-1799

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Jean-Étienne Montucla francouzský matematik

Jean-Étienne Montucla Frans wiskundige

Jean-Étienne Montucla französischer Mathematiker

Jean-Étienne Montucla French mathematician

Jean-Étienne Montucla matemàtic francès

Jean-Étienne Montucla matematician francez

Jean-Étienne Montucla matemático francés

Jean-Étienne Montucla matematico francese

Jean-etienne Montucla matematisyen franse

Jean-Étienne Montucla mathématicien français

M. de M.

M. de M 1725-1799

M. M. de 1725-1799

Montucla, .. 1725-1799

Montucla, J. de 1725-1799

Montucla, J.-E. 1725-1799

Montucla, J. F.

Montucla J. F. 1725-1799

Montucla, Jean-Étienne 1725-1799

Montucla, Jean Etienne de 1725-1799

Montucla, Joseph de 1725-1799

Montucla, M.

Жан-Етијен Монтукла

Монтюкла, Жан Этьен

ژان اتین مونتوکلا ریاضی‌دان فرانسوی

モントゥクラ

Languages
French (237)

English (49)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)