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Defending Hypatia : Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance rediscovery of mathematical history

Author: Robert Goulding
Publisher: Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 25.
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Why should mathematics, the purest of sciences, have a history? Medieval mathematicians took little interest in the history of their discipline. Yet in the Renaissance the history of mathematics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goulding, Robert.
Defending Hypatia.
Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; New York : Springer, ©2010
(OCoLC)436030858
Named Person: Petrus Ramus; Henry Savile, Sir; Petrus Ramus; Henry Savile, Sir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Goulding
ISBN: 9789048135424 9048135427
OCLC Number: 654396298
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 201 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Lineages of Learning Chapter 2: Ramus and the History of Mathematics Chapter 3: From Plato to Pythagoras: The Scholae mathematicae Chapter 4: "To Bring Alexandria to Oxford"- Henry Savile's1570 Lectures on Ptolemy Chapter 5: The Puzzling Lives of Euclid Chapter 6: Rending Hypatia: The Body of the Elements Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography
Series Title: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 25.
Responsibility: Robert Goulding.
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