From Alexandria, Through Baghdad

Surveys and Studies in the Ancient Greek and Medieval Islamic Mathematical Sciences in Honor of J.L. Berggren

Editors: Sidoli, Nathan, Van Brummelen, Glen (Eds.)

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This book honors the career of historian of mathematics J.L. Berggren, his scholarship, and service to the broader community. The first part, of value to scholars, graduate students, and interested readers, is a survey of scholarship in the mathematical sciences in ancient Greece and medieval Islam. It consists of six articles (three by Berggren himself) covering research from the middle of the 20th century to the present. The remainder of the book contains studies by eminent scholars of the ancient and medieval mathematical sciences. They serve both as examples of the breadth of current approaches and topics, and as tributes to Berggren's interests by his friends and colleagues.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • History of Greek Mathematics: A Survey of Recent Research [1984]

    Berggren, J. Lennart

    Pages 3-15

  • Mathematical Reconstructions Out, Textual Studies In: 30 Years in the Historiography of Greek Mathematics [1998]

    Saito, Ken

    Pages 17-23

  • Research on Ancient Greek Mathematical Sciences, 1998-2012

    Sidoli, Nathan

    Pages 25-50

  • History of Mathematics in the Islamic World: The Present State of the Art [1985]

    Berggren, J. Lennart

    Pages 51-71

  • Mathematics and Her Sisters in Medieval Islam: A Selective Review of Work Done from 1985 to 1995 [1997]

    Berggren, J. Lennart

    Pages 73-99

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50748-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Alexandria, Through Baghdad
Book Subtitle
Surveys and Studies in the Ancient Greek and Medieval Islamic Mathematical Sciences in Honor of J.L. Berggren
Editors
  • Nathan Sidoli
  • Glen Van Brummelen
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36736-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36736-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36735-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50748-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 583
Number of Illustrations and Tables
137 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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