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Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa

Victor J. Katz, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, and J. Lennart Berggren

Abstract

Medieval Europe was a meeting place for the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic civilizations, and the fertile intellectual exchange of these cultures can be seen in the mathematical developments of the time. This book presents original Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic sources of medieval mathematics, and shows their cross-cultural influences. Most of the Hebrew and Arabic sources appear here in translation for the first time. Readers will discover key mathematical revelations, foundational texts, and sophisticated writings by Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic-speaking mathematicians, including Abner of Burgos's ... More

Keywords: Medieval Europe, intellectual exchange, medieval mathematics, mathematical revelations, conchoids, mathematical induction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691156859
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691156859.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor J. Katz, editor
University of the District of Columbia

Menso Folkerts, editor
Ludwig Maximilian University

Barnabas Hughes, editor
California State University, Northridge

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General Introduction

Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, and J. Lennart Berggren

1 The Latin Mathematics of Medieval Europe

Menso Folkerts and Barnabas Hughes, with contributions by Immo Warntjes

2 Mathematics in Hebrew in Medieval Europe

Roi Wagner, with contributions by Naomi Aradi, Avinoam Baraness, David Garber, Stela Segev, Shai Simonson, and Ilana Wartenberg