Classics in the History of Greek Mathematics

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Jean Christianidis
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 16, 2004 - Mathematics - 474 pages
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The twentieth century is the period during which the history of Greek mathematics reached its greatest acme. Indeed, it is by no means exaggerated to say that Greek mathematics represents the unique field from the wider domain of the general history of science which was included in the research agenda of so many and so distinguished scholars, from so varied scientific communities (historians of science, historians of philosophy, mathematicians, philologists, philosophers of science, archeologists etc. ), while new scholarship of the highest quality continues to be produced. This volume includes 19 classic papers on the history of Greek mathematics that were published during the entire 20th century and affected significantly the state of the art of this field. It is divided into six self-contained sections, each one with its own editor, who had the responsibility for the selection of the papers that are republished in the section, and who wrote the introduction of the section. It constitutes a kind of a Reader book which is today, one century after the first publications of Tannery, Zeuthen, Heath and the other outstanding figures of the end of the 19th and the beg- ning of 20th century, rather timely in many respects.
 

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Contents

I
1
II
3
III
19
IV
45
V
81
VI
111
VII
113
VIII
115
XVII
255
XVIII
257
XIX
265
XX
275
XXI
285
XXII
329
XXIII
331
XXIV
337

IX
139
X
169
XI
185
XII
187
XIII
191
XIV
211
XV
233
XVI
243
XXV
367
XXVI
381
XXVII
383
XXVIII
385
XXIX
433
XXX
447
XXXI
451
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