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A Convergence of Lives By A.H Koblitz (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

A Convergence of Lives by A.H Koblitz (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

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Summary

The second half of the nineteenth century was an exciting time in European intellectual and social history. The in telligentsia became the source of most political and social activ ism in Russia, the social conscience and often the sole voice of protest against autocratic and reactionary policies.

A Convergence of Lives Summary

A Convergence of Lives: Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary by A.H Koblitz (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

The Russian mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaia (1850-1891) was the first professional female scientist to achieve international eminence, making significant and far reaching contributions to her subject. She was also an accomplished writer, a proponent of women's rights and education and a champion of political causes in Western Europe and her native Russia.
The first biography in English presents a unified historical portrait of this remarkable women, offering a unique insight into the social and political climate of late nineteenth century Russia.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Early childhood and family relations. Political and scientific development, early influences. A fictitious marriage. In search of education. Berlin and the Paris commune. A doctorate in mathematics. Mathematics in abeyance. A slow reawakening. A vagabond mathematician. "A princess of science". A woman in the European mathematical community. Kovalevskaia's final years. Kovalevskaia's mathematics. Kovalevskaia's literary works. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

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GOR011145104
9780817631628
0817631623
A Convergence of Lives: Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary by A.H Koblitz (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Birkhauser Boston Inc
1983-01-01
236
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