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Jacopo da Firenze's Tractatus algorismi and early Italian abbacus culture

Author: Jens Høyrup; Jacopo, da Firenze
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2007.
Series: Science networks historical studies, v. 34.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the city republics of Renaissance Italy, it was a common practice among the merchant class to send sons for a two-year course of study at an "abbacus school", where they learned practical, mostly commercial mathematics, known as abbaco. From this school institution, several hundred manuscripts survive, all in Italian, often containing not only what the masters needed in their teaching but also algebra or other  Read more...
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Høyrup, Jens.
Jacopo da Firenze's Tractatus algorismi and early Italian abbacus culture.
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2007
(DLC) 2007935140
(OCoLC)141385290
Named Person: Jacopo, da Firenze; Jacopo, (da Firenze )
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Høyrup; Jacopo, da Firenze
ISBN: 9783764383916 3764383917 9783764383909 3764383909
OCLC Number: 232363566
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 482 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Jacopo, His Treatise, and Abbacus Culture --
Three Manuscripts --
The Abbacus Tradition --
The Contents of Jacopo's Tractatus --
Algebra --
Jacopo's Material and Influence --
The Vatican Manuscript Edition and Translation --
Edition and Translation Principles --
The Text.
Series Title: Science networks historical studies, v. 34.
Responsibility: Jens Hoyrup.

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This book deals with one of the earliest surviving "abbacus" treatises, one that is by far more orderly than any of the extant predecessors and is also the first to contain a presentation of algebra.  Read more...

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