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And yet it is heard

Musical, Multilingual and Polycultural History of Mathematics

Tonietti, Tito M.

2014, Approx. 1200 p. 2 volume-set.

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  • The influence of some musical problems on the development of sciences is shown
  • No biased Eurocentric viewpoint is assumed
  • The numerous excerpts from various texts are quoted in their original language
We bring into full light some excerpts on musical subjects which were until now scattered throughout the most famous scientific texts. The main scientific and musical cultures outside of Europe are also taken into consideration. The first and most important property to underline in the scientific texts examined here is the language they are written in. This means that our multicultural history of the sciences necessarily also becomes a review of the various dominant languages used in the different historical contexts. In this volume, the history of the development of the sciences is told as it happened in real contexts, not in an alienated ideal world.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » history of mathematics - linguistic history - multi cultural - musical history

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Table of contents 

Volume 1.- 0. Introduction.- PART I: In the ancient world.- 1. Above all with the Greek alphabet.- 2. In Chinese characters.- 3. In the Sanskrit of sacred Indian texts.-4. Not only in Arabic.- 5. Above all in the Latin alphabet.- Appendices.- Volume 2.- PART II: In the world of the scientific revolution.- 6. Not only in Latin, but also in Dutch, Chinese, Italian and German.- 7. Beyond Latin, French, English, German, Italian and Flemish: the invention of symbolism.- 8. Between Latin, French, English and German: the language of transcendence.- 9. Between Latin and French.- 10. From French to German.- PART III: It is not even heard.- 11. In the language of the Venusians.- 12. Come on, Apophis.- Bibliography.- Index of names and works.

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