From Alexandria, Through Baghdad

From Alexandria, Through Baghdad

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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.A minimum of decoration and astronomical and trigonometric scales and diagrams, first encountered in earlier astrolabe traditions a€“ Abbasid ... Some of the productions of the Istanbul astrolabists Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Balawi and Ahmad Ayyubi around 1700 include new ... Julio SamsA³ of Barcelona and his colleagues that al-Andalus refers to that part of the N. Sidoli and G. Van Brummelen (eds.)anbsp;...

Title:From Alexandria, Through Baghdad
Author: Nathan Sidoli, Glen Van Brummelen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-10-30

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