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A mathematician's journeys : Otto Neugebauer and modern transformations of ancient science

Author: Alexander Jones; Christine Proust; John M Steele, történész egyiptológus asszirológus
Publisher: Cham [etc.] Springer 2016
Series: Archimedes, 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: tanulmánygyűjtemény
Named Person: Otto Neugebauer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Jones; Christine Proust; John M Steele, történész egyiptológus asszirológus
ISBN: 9783319258638 331925863X
OCLC Number: 1014816773
Description: XI, 342 p. ill. 25 cm
Contents: 1. From Graz to Goettingen: Neugebauer's Early Intellectual Journey. (David E. Rowe).- 2. "Not in possession of any Weltanschauung": Otto Neugebauer's Flight from Nazi Germany and his Search for Objectivity in Mathematics, in Reviewing, and in History (Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze).- 3. Otto Neugebauer's Visits to Copenhagen and his Connection to Denmark (Lis Brack-Bernsen).- 4. Otto Neugebauer and Ancient Egypt (Jim Ritter).- 5. As the Outsider Walked in: The Historiography of Mesopotamian Mathematics until Neugebauer (Jens Hoyrup).- 6.Francois Thureau-Dangin and Cuneiform Mathematics (Beatrice Andre-Salvini).- 7. Mathematical and Philological Insights on Cuneiform Texts: Neugebauer's Correspondence with Fellow Assyriologists (Christine Proust).- 8. After Neugebauer: Recent Developments in Mesopotamian Mathematics (Duncan Melville).- 9. Babylonian Astronomy 1880 - 1950: The Players and the Field (Teije de Jong).- 10. Neugebauer's Astronomical Cuneiform Texts and its Reception (John Steele).- 11. Translating Babylonian Mathematical Astronomy: Neugebauer and Beyond (Mathieu Ossendrijver).pan>
Series Title: Archimedes, 45.
Responsibility: Alexander Jones, Christine Proust, John M. Steele, editors.

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