New PDF release: Almost a man of genius: Clémence Royer, feminism, and

By Joy Harvey

ISBN-10: 0813523974

ISBN-13: 9780813523972

Clemence Royer used to be a 19th-century Frenchwoman most likely top identified for generating the 1st French translation of Charles Darwin. despite the fact that, her efforts went a lot extra, encompassing anthropology, physics, philosophy, cosmology, and chemistry. during this full-scale biography, Harvey, a technology historian and previous affiliate editor of Cambridge University's Darwin Correspondence venture, strains Royer's striking existence.

A feminist who made lifelong enemies virtually as conveniently as she made acquaintances, Royer was once by no means capable of adopt formal, complicated schooling and was once a fabricated from her personal self-study efforts. in basic terms in her previous couple of years was once she officially famous by means of a number of expert societies and offered the French Legion of Honor. Harvey comprises an outline of previous biographical remedies, the textual content of an 1874 verbal exchange on "Women, technological know-how, and the start Rate," and large notes.

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Over the past fifteen years, I gained more than I can ever repay from the hospitality and intellectual support of my friends in Paris: Anne-Marie Moulin, Claude and Armelle Debru, Marc and Sophie Lallemand, Jean and Elisabeth Gayon, Claire Ambroselli, Serge and Gabrielle Netchine, and Claude and Martine Blanckaert, all of whom gave me insights into life and attitudes in France and corrected many mistaken views about French society and my errors in the French language. They have all coupled their friendship with generous introductions to other historians and philosophers of science, as well as scientists in Paris.

1). "41She wrote enthusiastic patriotic verses. Two years later, at the age of twenty, she even recited one of her verses to her idol, Lamartine. Must I, at twenty, to earn a little gold, Stop my advance towards beautiful ideals? Because the world scoffs or I fear sarcasm Should I stifle holy enthusiasm in my heart? Against prejudice I stiffen my reason. Even if it brings me death, I will drink the poison. I aspire to goodness, to truth, to dreams of glory. No, I no longer wish to believe in vain terrors.

Even Darwin sighed at Royer's stubborn pride. One should add that she always considered rebellion as a positive good and described herself as a rebel in the preface to her one novel. Even after she left the convent, she continued her extreme mystical religious practices, wearing a hair shirt under her dress. She became reserved and defiant with her parents, believing that they weren't pious enough, and Page 12 scorned their rather casual Catholicism; in the young child's eyes they were already damned.

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